We, Sue and I, are planning on getting to Ricketts Glen about 10 ish or earlier, on Friday the 14th start hiking. Each hike we plan to start at the top of the Y of the two rivers for our hike, then kike down hill (this requires 2 cars). We begin to hike on the eastern fork. See attached map. Rt. 118 Trailhead Parking Access to Falls Trail, Old Bulldozer Road on Friday
Friday will be a long 2 way hike unless we can coordinate a 2 car system and park one car at Beach Lot#2 Trailhead Parking Access to Falls Trail, Cherry Run Trail, Mt. Springs Trail, and Old Bulldozer Road Trail.. And then hike down to Rt. 118 Trailhead Parking Access to Falls Trail, Old Bulldozer Road where we will hopefully have a second car parked.
Saturday (better weather we hope will be to arrange to park one or two cars at the bottom of the Y of the two rivers at the trail head and shuttle all hikers / photographers up to the top of the West facing river area. We will park a car at the Lake Rose Trailhead Parking - Access to Falls Trail, and the Ganoga View/Old Beaver Dam Road. This is the shortest route to the waterfalls then hike to Rt. 118 Trailhead Parking Access to Falls Trail, Old Bulldozer Road at the end of the falls trail.
So over two days we hope to hike the falls. Please note, waterfalls are never on flat ground. It will be a major kike over ruff, muddy terrain. Be prepared for mud, ruff hills and a lot of walking. We are on a plus note planning on walking down hill most of the time, but there are parts that are uphill from looking at the Topo map.
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