Winter Waterfall Ice Hiking at Ricketts Glen State Park
Best Winter Adventure in Pennsylvania
Hike frozen trails, explore dozens of natural icy waterfalls and discover spectacular ice formations as you hike through spectacular frozen ravines of the majestic Ricketts Glen State Park in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The Falls Trail that you hike meanders through the Glen's Natural Area, which is a National Natural Monument. The frozen landscape creates glistening ice formations and an awe-inspiring experience unmatched in both the Endless & Pocono Mountains Regions.
This trip transports you to a frozen-in-time winter waterfall wonderland. We supply the crampons, ice axe, harness + helmet. The guides set hand-lines to clip you into at certain sections of the trail as we hike on an ice-packed narrow trail system—it is an incredible experience!
2022-2023 UPDATE FOR FULL DAY ICE HIKE
This update is most relevant for returning clients who've done the Full Day Ice Hike. We've outgrown the parking area where we normally meet. As a result, we will meet at Beach Lot 2 (details provided in the confirmation email) and this changes the hiking route. Rather than hike in a full loop and start and end at the same location, you'll hike a 4.5 mile "V" trail (down one ravine and then up a different ravine) and get shuttled back to your vehicles at the end of the hike. The first leg of the "V" is 2.8 miles. You begin your descent from Beach Lot 2 with a gentle downhill hike. Once on the Falls Trail, you start descending the Glen Leigh ravine as we normally do. The second leg of the "V" is 1.8 miles. You hike up the Ganoga Glen ravine all the way back to the maintenance garage parking area as you've done in the past. Since the hike ends at a different spot than where it starts, we'll provide a shuttle van to transport you back to your vehicles at Beach Lot 2 (4 minute drive).
Approx. 2.5 - 3 hrs.
Approx. 4 - 5 hrs.
4 Waterfalls, including the 95 ft. waterfall (plus you get to see them again on your hike out)
17 Waterfalls, including the 95 ft. waterfall
"V" - down then up
Shuttle (new for 2022-2023)
yes - 4 min. shuttle at end of hike back to your car
Ice Waterfall Hiking
Ricketts Glend Hiking