Hike at Boulder Field

Posted on: September 9, 2017

Boulder Field is part of a landscape left over from the last ice advance. About 15,000 years ago, this type of landscape was common throughout Pennsylvania. As the climate warmed, plants, soil and weathering have covered or removed boulder fields. Only in unique places do they remain.

Join the staff of Hickory Run State Park for a 7-mile roundtrip interpretive hike to the Boulder Field on National Public Lands Day.

The moderately difficult trail leads through the heart of the park’s forest to the edge of our stunning National Natural Landmark, Boulder Field, offering a unique perspective on the landscape.

The field is a jumbled assortment of loosely packed boulders which range in size from 25 feet across to several inches. The field is 400 feet wide, 1,800 feet long and about 10 feet deep.

This is a long, difficult hike for experienced hikers. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring water, and a snack or lunch. Meet at Boulder Field Trail parking lot

Registration ends Sept. 8th.
Directions: From I-80, take Exit 274 at the Hickory Run State Park Exit, and drive east on PA 534 for six miles.
From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 95 and drive west on PA 940 for three miles, then turn east on PA 534 for six miles.

To register contact North Branch Land Trust Office – (570) 310-1781, or click the Register Event button below.

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