With crampons under your boots and an ice axe in hand, join VTS on this magical winter adventure. You will explore waterfalls and ice formations as you trek through the ravines of the majestic Ricketts Glen State Park in the Pocono Mountains.
We hike along the Falls Trail and explore the Glens Natural Area, a designated National Natural Landmark. The trail system boasts dozens of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn cliffs in this ancient hillside.
Many of the waterfalls and streams freeze, as do the walls of the cliffs and the banks of the trail, creating glistening ice formations and an awe inspiring experience. Ganoga Falls, the tallest waterfall, is 94 ft. and when it freezes you’ll find yourself in an amphitheater of icicles—truly an awe inspiring experience.
This trip transports you to a frozen-in-time waterfall wonderland. The guides set hand-lines at certain sections of the trail as we hike on an ice-packed trail system—it is an incredible experience!
Please note that this is NOT an ice climbing trip. We will NOT climb up vertical ice. We hike a mostly frozen trail system using crampons, ice axes and other related gear. No prior experience necessary.