Explore Clarion River Lands: Highland Drive Old Growth Area
Please meet at the Park Office where we will car-pool to our kick-off point for a challenging off-trail hike to the seldom seen Highland Drive Old Growth Area. This small 7 acre stand of ancient trees lies on a steep boulder slope along the Clarion River. Its origin is mysterious in that all areas around it are young forest. Choice hemlocks here likely surpass 300 years of age, with select black birch and chestnut oak to 200. This challenging 3 mile hike is not for the physically unfit. Remember to bring your sturdy comfortable hiking shoes, walking stick, and plenty of water.