Fossil Trail

rock with numerous fossils
Crinoid fossils found in the rocks along the Fossil Trail. Collecting fossils and other natural and cultural objects is prohibited.

Length: 1.3 miles, loop
Difficulty: Easy-moderate
Blaze: Blue
Elevation Change: 237 feet
Trailhead Location: directions to Fossil trailhead at the Pocono Environmental Educational Center (PEEC) (GPS 41.171273,-74.91221)

The trail begins 20 yards up the campus road from the main building, across from group lodges A & B. The trail takes you past a seasonal wetland, important for breeding amphibians, and eventually descends into a mature hardwood ravine. After crossing a small stream, a rock ledge contains fossils of marine organisms found in this area hundreds of millions of years ago. Fossil collecting is prohibited. Please leave the fossils for others to admire. The trail ends at PEEC's amphitheater site; follow PEEC's campus road back to the main building. Over nine miles of trail can be connected together in the PEEC area to fill the entire day.

Other Information: restrooms are located in the main building; trail guides are available for a nominal fee at the main building; more information about the Pocono Environmental Educational Center

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Last updated: July 16, 2018

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