August 25 – On the recommendation of a couple of people we met three weeks ago, we came up to Ricketts Glen – a state park in northern Pennsylvania.
They sold us on the promise of an epic hike that takes you alongside 21 waterfalls – you hike down one creek to where the two creeks meet (at Waters Meet), go down a little farther to see three more waterfalls, then hike back up the second creek – all in all, it’s a 5+ mile loop trail with about 2,000 feet of climbing. Indeed, this was a fabulous hike!
The falls ranged from 11 feet to 94 feet in drop. They follow all sorts of routes as the water flows over and around rocks and fallen trees. The pictures don’t do it justice, but trust us, this was the best hike of all that we’ve been on while Out There – a great recommendation, and one we make to anyone who thinks hiking around 21 waterfalls sounds like a great way to spend a few hours.