Ricketts Glen State Park

About the Park

There is no question that Ricketts Glen is one of the most beautiful places on Earth; it is one of the most popular state parks in Pennsylvania. The 13,050-acre park includes two deep gorges that meet among giant pines. They create 22 waterfalls, including 94-foot Ganoga Falls. A steep foot trail passes through stands of giant pines, hemlocks and oaks in the scenic gorge. Many of the trees in the area are 500 years old.

Although the Falls Trail leading into the Glens Natural Area is a considerably difficult hike, the rewards of climbing into the Glens area of the park will leave you with a sense of awe as you contemplate the beauty of nature, and a real sense of accomplishment at having mastered the difficult stone steps that lead into this gloriously beautiful natural setting.


Ten modern furnished cabins are available year round. There are 120 tent and trailer campsites and the campground offers hot showers and flush toilets. Reservations are required.

Ricketts Glen State Park

Activities Available:

Horseback Riding
XC Skiing
Wildlife Watch