KInky Boots Hiking Group

August 27, 2016 at 10am - 1pm
Lower Waterfall Trail, Ricketts Glen State Park
Wesley Mach · 570-606-9977

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commented 2016-08-23 15:07:06 -0400 · Flag
Lumber baron Colonel Ricketts, who served the Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg, at one time owned over 80,000 acres in Luzerne County, including the many glens and waterfalls that comprise his state park today. We shall walk a 3 mile loop of the Lower Waterfall Trail that follows Kitchen Creek upstream through dark hemlock forest to a sixteen foot waterfall, named after Ricketts’ brother in-law and Wilkes-Barre politician, Murray Reynolds.

Directions: From Wilkes-Barre: Merge onto 309 North towards Dallas.
From: Scranton: Merge onto Interstate 81 South towards Wilkes-Barre.
Merge onto 309 North via Exit 170B.

Continue on as 309 North becomes Dallas Memorial Highway. Once in downtown Dallas, take a left turn at the lights by the Turkey Hill gas station onto Route 118. Stay on Route 118 for about 17 miles; it will take you into Ricketts Glen State Park Lands. We will NOT be meeting at the main park entrance at the top of the very steep mountain. Instead we will be meeting at the small parking lot at the bottom of the falls trail. It will be the first parking lot on your left along Route 118, just across the road from the trail entrance for the Lower Waterfall Trail. FYI this is a one way parking lot.

If you pass Tripp Road on your left or Goods Campground, or Red Rock Campground, you’ve gone too far.
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