Hickory Run Boulder Field

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18441

Hickory Run Boulder Field

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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Spring, summer, fall
Hickory Run State Park, RR 1 Box 81, White Haven 18661; (570) 443- 0400; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/hickoryrun/
Local Contacts
USGS Blakeslee, PA; Hickory Run, PA
Local Maps

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Jul 2018