Falls Trail from Beach Lot

based on 9 tracks & routes #2 hike out of 12 in
5.0 mi
2 hrs 44 min
669 ft
Elev Gain


This is an easy loop hike in Ricketts Glen State Park featuring a large number of waterfalls.

Follow the Falls trail down the Glen Leigh side to the "Water Meet" area. From there take the right fork up the Ganoga Glen side of the Falls Trail. The Highland trail connects the two sides for a 3.2 mile loop. Follow the Highland Trail back to the Glen Leigh side or continue up to the Rose lot to take the Bear Walk trail back to the Beach lot.

This trail goes by Tuscarora Falls, Conestoga Falls, Delaware Falls, Seneca Falls, Ganoga Falls, Cayuga Falls, Oneida Falls, Mohawk Falls, Mohican Falls, Erie Falls, Onondaga Falls, Shawnee Falls, F.L. Ricketts Falls, Huron Falls, Ozone Falls, R.B. Ricketts Falls, B. Reynolds Falls, and Wyandot Falls.

Getting Started

Parking is at the Beach Lot. The trail can be accessed from the Lake Rose lot as well for a slightly shorter hike. For a longer version of the hike, including the the lower 3 falls, see Falls Loop via PA 118.
GPS: 41.340239, -76.279427

When to Go:
The trail is open Spring, Summer, and Fall. In early to mid Spring, the waterfalls can have much larger amounts of water, though the hike is spectacular even with less water. The park can become very crowded on the weekends during the summer. Going mid week or getting an early start can help reduce crowds.

There are no railings, steep drops, and occasionally slippery rocks. Be sure to follow the guidelines listed on the official site.

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    4 years, 11 months ago
    I you like waterfalls you are going to love this hike! It’s one of our favorite hikes and we try and get there at least once a year! It’s a PA state park so it’s free and the is a lake to cool off in and camping! Enjoy and be safe!
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