Hickory Run Boulder Field Professional Review and Guide
"This hike is designed to give hikers a chance to explore the Hickory Run Boulder Field Natural Area—a 16-acre, 12-foot-deep phenomenon created during the last ice age.The Boulder Field—the only geological formation of this type in the East—has been studied by scientists for more than one hundred years; the core of their studies is displayed on bulletin boards in the on-site educational area.
At 15,500 acres, Hickory Run State Park is one of Pennsylvania’s largest state parks. It’s also one of the most picturesque. Its forests are a mixture of second-growth white
pine and hemlock, mixed oaks, and northern hardwoods. Sand Spring Lake, the largest of the four dams impoundments, has a swimming beach. Two clear mountain streams, Sand Spring Run and Hickory Run, intersect in the center of the park, at the site where a booming nineteenth-century logging mill and village once stood."