The Brodhead Creek Watershed Association will host a Get Outdoors Poconos hike on February 25 at the Mount Wismer look out in Barrett Township, Monroe County.
Hike leader Carol Hillestad will show the way from the trailhead at 1,500 feet in elevation, along a wide woods road and into shifting, rocky paths.
While this hike is easier than the summertime trails, it’s still moderate to challenging in difficulty. Hikers here often use trekking poles or walking sticks.
See boulders separated from enormous slabs of rock on the cliff, a bird’s-eye view of a 50-acre marsh far below, and panoramas of the Delaware Water Gap and beyond. This “winter walk in the woods” is well worth it.
Meet at the trailhead off Route 447 in Barrett Township at 1:00 p.m.. From the Canadensis stoplight, take Route 447 north four miles. Sign for the trailhead is on your left. When you park, please do not block the trailhead gate. Trailhead GPS: 41.241858, -75.263485
The hike is free, but registration is required. Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hike series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.For information about this and other trails in the hiking series, visit the Get Outdoors Poconos webpage.