Winter Waterfall: Half-Day Ice Hiking Excursion
(52 Ratings)

Embark on hours of icy trail excitement using crampons and an ice axe, delving into Ricketts Glen State Park’s majestic ravines to discover frozen waterfalls and ice formations

Cancellation: 14 days. Learn More
  • Grab some crampons and an ice ax to set off on a magical winter adventure
  • Explore waterfalls and ice formations as you trek through the ravines of the majestic Ricketts Glen State Park in the Poconos
  • Hike along the Falls Trail to uncover the Glens Natural Area, a designated National Natural Landmark
  • Spot dozens of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each of which cascades down rock-strewn cliffs in an ancient hillside
  • Glimpse the awe-inspiring Ganoga Falls, the tallest waterfall around, which is 94 feet
What's Included
  • Winter waterfall hike (approx 3.5 hours hike time plus approx 1 hour intro/gear up/safety talk before hike)
  • Guides
  • Gear
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814, USA
Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are available if you cancel at least 14 days before the date of your trip. For all other cancellations except no-shows and day-of cancellations, you may reschedule at no additional cost or apply your payment to any other VTS trip category. No-shows and day-of cancellations can reschedule and will incur a $25 administrative fee per ticket.

Customer Ratings
(52 Ratings)
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Feb 6, 2023
It was a great experience! Beautiful crew, funny responseable and caring staff, fresh air. Highly recommended!
Review provided by Peek Pro
Jan 30, 2023
We were scheduled to do a 1/2 day ice hike at Ricketts Glen. I had spoken to the owner Dave and let him know of my disabilities. He asked a few questions, then determined that it should be OK for me to go on the hike. Shortly before the hike we received an email from Dave saying that because of the warm weather the trip would not have as much ice as it normally does. He offered to reschedule or refund our money if we wanted, but also said we could go if we wanted. We wanted. When I got there Dave and the guides were fantastic. Very personable. They were helpful but without being intrusive. One of them carried one of my forearm canes in his backpack in case I needed it. (This was to have one hand free for the ice axe.) The hike was great. At the end of the hike I asked one of the guides if he thought I could do the repelling they offer... he conferred with the owner and the lead repeller guide, and they agreed that I would be allowed to do that in the Spring. I highly recommend Valley to Summit for a great time. I look forward to a full day ice hike in February.
Review provided by Peek Pro
Jan 30, 2023
I had such a great time on the ice hike! The guides were very friendly and helpful.
Review provided by Peek Pro
Jan 30, 2023
My husband and I joined the waterfall ice hike and it was better than anything we could have imagined. The guides provided great gear, were knowledgeable and friendly and patient throughout the entire hike. Both my husband and I were sad to see the day end. We both want to do a hike or another adventure with you again. Thanks for an amazing day full of great memories!
Review provided by Peek Pro
Mar 7, 2022
From start to finish, VTS and our guides were just fantastic. Jay and Derek kept everyone pumped and made sure all were safe and enjoying the hike.
Review provided by Peek Pro
Feb 12, 2023
The hike and guides, John and Bob, were GREAT. We had poor communication from the office and were given the wrong time to arrive for the hike. Fortunately we got there earlier than we were told and were able to participate in the hike.
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