November 3, 2005

Hickory Run State Park Boulder Field

POST #    1938

After hiking up a mountain that had plenty of boulders and rocks on Sunday, we drove over to Hickory Run State Park. The boulder field in Hickory Run is the largest boulder field in the eastern US.

From Yahoo Travel:

The Boulder Field is a true relic of the past. This area is a National Natural Landmark and State Park Natural Area. It has remained relatively unchanged for more than 20,000 years. The Boulder Field appears striking because of its flatness and absence of vegetation over the large area of 400 feet by 1,800 feet. Some of the boulders measure as much as 26 feet long.

Be sure to click on that 2nd photo for a panorama of the boulder field.

Posted by tien mao in Photos, Travel at 7:44 AM



that place rocks!

Posted by: joe at November 3, 2005 9:29 AM

love the 2nd picture

Posted by: christina at November 3, 2005 9:40 AM

Is this a boulder farm? Do people take some of the smaller boulders to decorate their landscaping?

Posted by: Jen at November 3, 2005 4:14 PM

hmm. i don't think that people can take rocks home. they are probably really heavy. but the field is supposedly getting smaller because of growth and vandalism.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2005 4:49 PM

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