Pennsylvania Attractions February 07, 2017
The One Place In Pennsylvania That Must Be Seen To Be Believed
Scattered throughout Pennsylvania are some of the state’s most stunning natural wonders. Two of the most well-known natural wonders, both breathtaking rock formations, are
Bilger’s Rocks and The Boxcar Rocks. Then there’s a stunning natural boulder field in Pennsylvania, one place you really have to see to believe.
Nestled within Hickory Run State Park lies a spectacular natural wonder - Boulder Field - that is 1,800 feet long, 400 feet wide, and 10 feet deep.
The field, comprised of red sandstone with some quartz conglomerate mixed in, began forming 15,000 years ago when the earth began warming after the last ice age. Boulder Field ceased to form further when the temperature averaged above freezing.
Unlike most boulder fields that were destroyed through time, the expansive boulder field in Hickory Run State Park survived. Countless visitors trek to Boulder Field to experience the natural wonder, which earned National Natural Landmark status in 1967.
Boulder Field became a State Natural Park Area in 1993, which means it will be preserved without the interference of people.
Visitors are welcome to explore the rocks, which range in size from just a few inches to 25 feet in length.
The future of this spectacular natural wonder is at risk. Boulder Field may one day be hidden by the trees that now surround it and...
Vandals, who paint and move the rocks, add to its destruction. Visitors are welcome to explore the rocks but are cautioned not to move them or to vandalize them in any way so Boulder Field may be preserved.
You can reach Boulder Field in one of two ways. Use Boulder Field Road, a dirt road, that will take you directly to the field. Unfortunately, the road is closed during the winter. Or, you can...
Lace up your hiking boots for a pretty hefty hike along Boulder Field Trail. The six mile roundtrip trail, which is open all year around, will lead you directly to the natural wonder.
Hickory Run State Park
3613 State Route 534
White Haven, PA 18661
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