Sheldon Reynolds Falls


May 23, 2015

State: Pennsylvania

Location: Ricketts Glen State Park

Height: 36

Crest: 5

Water Source: Kitchen Creek

Waypoint: 41.319167N 76.274444W

Summary: One of the many scenic falls in Ricketts Glen State Park. This is the first large waterfall on the Glen Falls Trail north of highway 118.

Sheldon Reynolds Falls is one of the many scenic falls in Ricketts Glen State Park. It is a 36' falls that is part plunge, and part cascade. If you are hiking up from the trailhead on highway 118, this is the first large waterfall you will find, just past the 16' Murray Reynolds Falls.

This falls has the distinction of being the most remote falls in the park. It is a 1.4 mile hike up from 118, and about the same distance from the other trailheads. Not that 1.4 miles is all that far, and the trail up from 118 is pretty easy, so do not let that scare you off from visiting the falls.

The waterfall is named after Sheldon Reynolds, who was the brother-in-law of R.Bruce Ricketts, for whom the park was named.

Nearby Falls

Murray Reynolds Falls is about 100 yards downstream. Harrison Wright Falls is about 200 yards upstream. Ganoga Falls and a dozen other waterfalls are all within a 1.5 mile walk. Just a few miles to the west the wild Big Falls can be found. 50 miles to the east in Scranton is Nay Aug Falls. Dozens of other waterfalls can be found within a 50 mile radius.

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