addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditemptyheartfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Ricketts Glen State Park - Falls trail and Lake Jean (2C11-12)

Please join us for a very scenic 11-12 mile late summer hike at Ricketts Glen State Park on Saturday September 14th. Ricketts Glen is known for its 22 waterfalls including the 94 feet Ganoga Falls. We will also visit Lake Jean where there is a nice beach, trail, and a Marina for kayak/canoe/paddleboat rentals. For carpooling meet at 7.45 am sharp at Oaks parking area (GPS:[masked], [masked]) for Thursday evening hikes. Alternatively, meet near the trailhead at Ricketts Glen at Evergreen Parking area (GPS:[masked], [masked]) on Rt. 118 at 10.15 am. This is a drive of about 2 hours and 15 minutes from King of Prussia, less from up north. Please note that this will be an all day event - sign up only if you have no other plans that evening. My thanks to Kerry for scouting this hike with me. Optional post-hike dinner. Please bring water, lunch, snacks, proper hiking shoes, and rain gear. If you intend to swim at Lake Jean - pack accordingly. No pets allowed. Click on the appropriate link below for directions:

Carpooling from Oaks @ 7.45 am: http://goo.gl/maps/24AFB

Ricketts Glen Evergreen parking near trailhead @ 10.15 am: http://goo.gl/maps/xrKVo

This hikes is about 11-12 miles in length. This will be a slightly slower hike as we will allow people to take pictures and take in the scenery. Here are the pictures of the Waterfalls and Jean  Lake from the scouting hike to Ricketts Glen:

http://flickr.com/gp/98673728@N08/43819r/



 

 



 

Join or login to comment.

  • Jason-Michael

    Sorry folks, for the late photo additions. I always seem to be short on time due to other extra-curricular activities. I looked through the photos and it seems that everyone took WONDERFUL photos. Not a bad shot was taken. This just testifies to the beauty and majesty of Ricketts Glen. This was a really fun trip!

    2 · September 19, 2013

  • Anne

    Thanks everybody for a wonderful day! I had many fascinating conversations on the trail, such a great time getting to know so many of you. Looking forward to seeing you all again. Here's my blog post from that day: http://anne99.blogspot.com/2013/09/ricketts-glen-state-park-pennsylvania.html

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Sorry we didn't get a chance to chat Saturday but there will be other opportunities.

      September 16, 2013

    • Anne

      Yes, definitely, looking forward to many more hikes!

      September 16, 2013

  • Kathy H

    Bijal's car is so interesting to drive. Fifth gear crashes into Bijal's left leg.

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Bijal

      Kathryn, I love that 5th gear! It makes me feel alive on open highways! It does justice to my car’s 2.5 Liter, V-6, 24 valve, dual overhead cam, Duratek engine filled with Mobil 1 fully synthetic oil! I love driving my car. Thank you for driving. I cannot remember the last time I was in a passenger seat!

      September 16, 2013

  • Jason-Michael

    Thank you Tamara for driving Olga, Lauren and I to the meeting point and back to Wawa. I know it wasn't an easy situation, but you are a good person.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Kathy H

    Spectacular park with endless waterfalls, many long stone stairways and paths. Well led again by Bijal.

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • Denis M.

    Did I just say 2014?

    2 · September 15, 2013

    • Patricia E.

      Thanks again Denis (& Lainy) for the transport , and to Carrie too for the great company ... what happens in the Mercury Mountaineer stays in the mercury mountaneer !!haha

      1 · September 15, 2013

    • Frances

      Thanks again Denis for the ride. Conversation made the distance shorter.

      1 · September 15, 2013

  • Bijal

    People, thank you so very much joining Ricketts Glen hike. It turned out to be a beautiful hike with terrific scenery and a great group of people. We had a total of 40 participants for the hike. We visited all the waterfall and Lake Jean; wish it were a little less windy at the lake. We did 12.5 miles at a leisurely overall speed of 2.0/mph and moving speed of 3.1/mph. Thank you so very much for all the birthday wishes – I still don’t know what was that green stuff that you all made me drink at Metro Grill – it was delicious! We had our own full room at Metro Grill with 30 people joining us for a terrific evening. Last year I was at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philly on my birthday. Cathy, thank you so very much helping me lead this hike. Tom and Denis thank you for sweeping. Despite such a large group, we had no injuries/incidents. Kathryn, thank you so very much for driving my car back – you are a terrific stick shift driver! See you all on a future hike. - Bijal

    4 · September 15, 2013

    • Patricia E.

      Thanks again Bijal for being a fun hike leader and sharing your birthday with us! I dispute your contention that you be less able to carry 45lbs and do long hikes in 10 years!! Thanks also to Kathryn for driving Bijals car back !

      September 15, 2013

  • Denis M.

    Serious contender for best hike, 2014 in People and Places category. :) Love you all.

    4 · September 15, 2013

  • Amy G

    I really enjoyed this hike. The waterfalls were breathtaking. Lots of interesting scenery in this park. Met many new people whom I wish to hike with again. Bijal, thanks for organizing everything and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    4 · September 15, 2013

  • Jason-Michael

    The hike was well-organized, the waterfalls were absolutely beautiful! Bijal, thank you so much for setting up this hike and opening up the guest list. I like that there was a very diverse mix of interesting people, young and older, funny and serious, etc. I look forward to the next hike where I am available.

    4 · September 15, 2013

  • Jason-Michael

    Anyone willing to meet me by PA turnpike? I am coming from NJ Turnpike.

    September 8, 2013

    • Tamara

      I'm here! Red Subaru forester

      September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jason - we are in the back of the wawa

      September 14, 2013

  • Joe

    Bit disappointed I couldn't find someone to share the 2.5 hr drive from NJ with... So on off-chance someone sees this too late... I will pickup my coffee from Dunkin Donuts at the Rockaway Townsquare mall at 7:30AM. Anyone who wants to rideshare, meet me there. I'll wear a blue backpack with a bell so you know its me.

    September 13, 2013

  • Erica

    Coming from middlesx county near Rutgers.
    Just realized this is a 3 hour drive.
    Let me know if anyone is interested to car pool together :)
    ~ev~

    September 12, 2013

    • Joe

      Time is short...so...862-[masked­]

      September 13, 2013

    • Joe

      Any other riders? I'll even let you play whatever music cd you like while we drive.

      September 13, 2013

  • Lainy M.

    I'm up for carpooling from Oaks as well.

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will meet you at Oaks to carpool. Still have room in your car?

      September 12, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Yes you're in. See you around 7:40 or so.

      September 12, 2013

  • Denis M.

    I'm so excited, I thought tomorrow was Saturday! :)

    2 · September 12, 2013

  • Wendy

    My van is full with Neeti, Sowmini, Shane, Rick S. and Amy G. See you Saturday!

    September 12, 2013

  • Olga

    I am interested in carpooling from south Jersey. Any suggestions? Will be happy to chip in for gas

    September 10, 2013

    • Olga

      Thank you! What time shall I be there?

      September 11, 2013

    • Jason-Michael

      7:15 am.

      September 11, 2013

  • Bijal

    Joe, a quick note for you. Please be aware that I may not allow certain activities by participants, as I see fit, for safety reasons, and to abide by park rules and regulations. While this will be a moderately paced hike to allow everyone to take pictures and take in the scenery, I will run the hike on a certain schedule for us to get back in time. Hope this helps. See you Saturday. - Bijal

    3 · September 11, 2013

  • Joe

    This is my first time visiting Ricketts. I want to "test" out each waterfall, so I think I'm bringing a swimsuit and tevas. Anyone else feel the same, and want that last blast of summer? I'm 2 hours away from it, so I want to savor this thingy!

    September 11, 2013

  • Patricia

    I have friends who want to do this hike, but I know they won't do 11-12 miles. I'm taking my name off the list, but we see you at the park on Saturday.

    September 11, 2013

  • Anne

    If I make it off the waitlist (and I hope i do :-) ), I'm coming from Lehigh Valley if anyone wants to discuss ride shares.....

    September 9, 2013

    • Judy I

      Are you still interested in car pooling. Judy

      September 10, 2013

    • Anne

      Hi Judy, thanks for responding. I'm north of Allentown, I just looked at the directions, and I don't see myself on 412 or 78.

      September 10, 2013

  • Bijal

    People, since there is such a large interest in this hike, Cathy Reuscher has graciously agreed to help me with hike so that I could accommodate people on the waiting list. I have called the park and luckily, they do not limit the group size. Please, please, update your RSVP if your plans have changed, whether you are on the waiting list or the main list. Stay on either list only if you are truly committed so that I can get a sense of how many people to expect. Hope we have good weather that day! - Bijal

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Good man!

      September 5, 2013

    • Joe

      Bless you! Bless you! Bless you! kind sir! LOL!

      September 10, 2013

  • Amy G

    I would like to join a carpool from the Oaks at 7:45 am.

    August 25, 2013

    • Amy G

      Denis, I am going to ride up with my friend Wendy instead. Thank you anyway for the offer!

      September 9, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Great. See you on the trail.

      September 9, 2013

  • Denis M.

    I currently have 4 hikers traveling with me from Oaks. Which is about what I can manage comfortably. Cell is[masked] if you're running behind or can't stop to pick up your own coffee. :)

    September 9, 2013

  • Denis M.

    Would like to participate in carpool from Oaks. Willing to drive.

    August 26, 2013

    • Frances

      Do you have spot for me ? Thanks.

      September 9, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Yes. Absolutely. Saw your comment last night but didn't get a chance to respond.

      September 9, 2013

  • Joe

    2 questions:

    1. I really want to go, are you going to enforce the waitlist? Or can we just have a large hike?
    2. If I am allowed on the hike, anyone want to ride share from say, the mall in Rockaway, NJ? (or somewhere in Morris County NJ?)

    Joseph

    PS. by the way, I loved the hike on Bearfort that the delaware chapter did this saturday! Surprise lake...very nice...

    September 9, 2013

  • Frances

    I will car pool in oak.

    September 8, 2013

  • Jason-Michael

    Bijal and group, the only way I could probably make this hike is via carpool. Is anyone willing to carpool with me? I'm willing to chip in some $$ for the ride. I am coming from Burlington County, NJ and would probably be entering PA near the PA turnpike.

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to make it

    August 28, 2013

  • Jason-Michael

    I have always wanted to do this hike, but never got a chance to do so. I am looking forward to this opportunity, even with the 2:50 min drive.

    August 28, 2013

  • Denis M.

    Just realized I'm wait-listed.

    August 26, 2013

  • Judy I

    Is anyone leaving from Upper Bucks County

    August 26, 2013

  • Paula

    Will meet everyone at the trail head.

    August 25, 2013

  • Matt M.

    A little beyond my ability for now-need to get back in shape first...

    1 · August 25, 2013

40 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy