Soldiers Delight Hike approx 3.5 miles

Stepping off promptly at 10 am unless the host gets a call someone is close but late..If so we will wait 15 minutes max..

Park HERE (click)
   I am planning on doing the cabin side not the wetter mine side due to wet conditions...

-Terrain: jagged rocks throughout, stream crossings, hills and valleys, mainly shaded, a couple flat parts. Will be muddy in a couple areas so wear appropriate shoes for this hike.

Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area (NEA) is comprised of 1,900 acres of serpentine barren. The area has over 39 rare, threatened, or endangered plant species as well as rare insects, rocks and minerals. Rare grassland plant species are threatened by invasion of Virginia Pines. Currently, a five year effort of removing 1,000 acres of pines and prescribed burning are underway to return the area to natural serpentine habitat.

~~Dogs YES :)

 

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  • Shannon F.

    Good but chilly! Great to see everyone! See ya on the trails.

    December 31, 2012

  • karon

    cool and windy, but still delightful

    December 30, 2012

  • Laura

    I had a great time. Well worth the drive.

    December 30, 2012

  • Kevin

    Always a great group of folks to enjoy the trails with...

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • Bruce F.

    HI, I can find Deer Park Road, but can I find the lot at the overlook? I have a Jeep Patriot with PA plates. Hope to find you guys. If I am not there will someone please call me on my cell which is[masked] and tell me exactly where to drive.
    Bruce

    December 30, 2012

    • Kevin

      Bruce the overlook is past the nature centers office..On the same side of the road..It is a big pulloff that holds maybe 25 cars...

      December 30, 2012

    • Shannon F.

      5 cars there including jax & I. Three silver 1 black

      December 30, 2012

  • Jessica

    Looking forward to meeting everyone! :)

    December 30, 2012

  • Laura

    Looking forward to the hike tomorrow. Will this take place rain or shine? Thank you in advance,.
    Laura

    December 29, 2012

    • Kevin

      Laura, sprinkle or shine barring Ice yes it will take place.. Cya at 10 am...

      December 29, 2012

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