My wife and I hiked the 3.6 mile loop on a beautiful day on the 9th of July. Little if any humidity, and high temps in the low 80s with hardly a cloud in the sky (what more could you ask for?) Twenty years ago my wife and I went out on our first date and I was looking for a place we could get way for the weekend. For a weekend getaway Ricketts Glen will not be a disappointment it was just amazing. We arrived at the trailhead at 9:00 am to find only three other cars in the parking lot. The only real drawback to this hike is it didnít stay that way, by the time we left it was full and there were lots of people on the trail. I recommend going early (by 11:00 am there were people everywhere), for the first hour and a half it was like we had the park to ourselves. We didnít camp on this trip but the park would make a fine base camp to hike some of the lesser used circuit trails.