Rickets Glen State Park is in the NW section of Luzerne County - Wilkes-Barre is the county seat. There is a fabulous loop hike - the trailhead is at the southern end of the park, right off of PA118 there is a picnic area. I believe the picnic area is called Kitchen Creek. Forgot how many miles long but it's a 1000' elevation gain. Plenty of waterfalls (one other pic in my images section here on SP)and lots of trees. When a tree falls, they just cut out the part over the trail and leave the rest natural. Seem to read that this park almost became a national park. Thanks for the vote.
You should attach this photo and any others of Ricketts Glen State Park to the Northern Allegheny Plateau page. The page is found here:
Also, I have never been to Ricketts Glen, but have heard it is a fabulous place to visit from a number of people, since I grew up in northern Pennsylvania. I believe the Loyalsock Trail goes through the park and I plan on backpacking that this summer, so hopefully that will allow me to see some of the beauty of the park.
I'm sorry. The Loyalsock Trail does not go through Ricketts Glen State Park. It goes through nearby World's End State Park. I always get those two confused. I guess I need to just go and visit them. Also, I like the collection of photos that you have. I would also like to do the 50 state highpoints, but I have considerbly fewer done than you do (13 to date). Though some of the photos remind me of the ones I have done.
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