The Wonder of Waterfalls


Last weekend we finally made the long-talked about trip to Ricketts Glenn State Park. A full day of much-needed hiking. What is so special about this particular state park is the Falls Trail. This loop trail showcases 21 waterfalls in about 7 miles! It is the kind of trail you hike slowly because around each corner is another spectacular view.


The trail follows two branches of Kitchen Creek that have cut a snaking gorge before reuniting at Waters Meet. The falls vary from wide cascading layers to sheer movie-like drops and range in height from 11-94 feet. What I liked most about the trail is the diversity. It is hard to imagine that water can drop and twist in so many different, beautiful ways. I also loved the sound: the rushing water came in thunders and a low bass-like thrum and light rain-splattered curves. A constant symphony.


I wish there had been fewer people, but otherwise, it was just what we needed to kick off a summer of hiking.


Happy Trails for Memorial Day Weekend!


4 Comments on “The Wonder of Waterfalls”

  1. marymaryone says:

    Wow, 21 waterfalls. As they say in Ithaca, NY they are “gorges”!


  2. Shweta says:

    Hey! beautiful post:) I stumbled upon your blog when I was updating my other blog on wordpress. I am bookmarking it and looking forward to your future posts…


  3. Nancy says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I certainly do enjoy this blog!


  4. ooo all those waterfalls sound dreamy! Thank you for always providing great hiking ideas and inspiration


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