Hickory Run State Park Campground Professional Review and Guide
"Hickory Run is a great place for hiking, fishing, and
hunting, as well as other activities. Myriad trails
throughout the park range in difficulty from flat and
easy to steep, rugged, and difficult. Hickory Run is a large (15,500 acres) state park located in the southern reaches of the Pocono Mountains, not far south of the resort area Lake Harmony.
Like the rest of the Poconos, this park bears considerable evidence of glaciation, particularly in its northern section as the park lies at the southern terminus of the extension of the last glacial era. The park is covered with the poor, rocky soil so characteristic of landscapes shaped by glaciers. The glaciers advanced, scouring the land beneath them, and when they retreated the soil they left behind consisted mostly of pulverized granite."