High Knob to Pecks Pond

Pecks Pond, Pennsylvania

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It’s hard to believe that this ride creeps along the same ground that was once covered by a 2,000-foot-thick ice-age formation. Evidence of all types of glacial activity can be seen around the area. Large embedded rocks have peculiar marks called glacial striations, from the mass of stones being ground together under the weight of thousands of feet of slow-moving ice. Potholes, or smooth depressions in the rock, were formed when whirlpools of glacial water and sand and gravel swirled around continuously in one place. Highlights: the glacially carved landscape of the area; numerous fishing and boating ponds; grand 360-degree views atop High Knob; views of the tornado destruction of 1998; close to Promised Land State Park and its amenities, which include swimming, boating, fishing, camping, food concession, and hiking trails. Tread: grassy woods roads, forest roads, singletrack, and a small section on paved road.

High Knob to Pecks Pond Professional Review and Guide

"It’s hard to believe that this ride creeps along the same ground that was once covered by a 2,000-foot-thick ice-age formation. Evidence of all types of glacial activity can be seen around the area. Large embedded rocks have peculiar marks called glacial striations, from the mass of stones being ground together under the weight of thousands of feet of slow-moving ice. Potholes, or smooth depressions in the rock, were formed when whirlpools of glacial water and sand and gravel swirled around continuously in one place.

Highlights: the glacially carved landscape of the area; numerous fishing and boating ponds; grand 360-degree views atop High Knob; views of the tornado destruction of 1998; close to Promised Land State Park and its amenities, which include swimming, boating, fishing, camping, food concession, and hiking trails. Tread: grassy woods roads, forest roads, singletrack, and a small section on paved road."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Pecks Pond
Distance: 12.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,520 feet
Top Elevation: 2,050 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania State Forest 717-783-7941
Local Maps: USGS Pecks Pond; DCNR Pennsylvania State Forest: Delaware State Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to High Knob to Pecks Pond

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