Hickory Creek Wilderness

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Hickory Creek Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Hickory Creek Wilderness
Map showing the location of Hickory Creek Wilderness
Location Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 41°40′29″N 079°17′29″W / 41.67472°N 79.29139°W / 41.67472; -79.29139Coordinates: 41°40′29″N 079°17′29″W / 41.67472°N 79.29139°W / 41.67472; -79.29139
Area 8,663 acres (35.1 km2)
Established 1984
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Hickory Creek Wilderness is a 8,663-acre (35.1 km2) wilderness area located on the Bradford Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, Pennsylvania.[1]

Topography[edit]

Elevation in Hickory Creek Wilderness ranges from 1,273 feet (388 m) where East Hickory Creek exits the wilderness to a plateau at 1,900 feet (580 m). The gentle to moderate terrain is drained by East Hickory Creek and Middle Hickory Creek.[1][2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Hickory Creek Wilderness is primarily characterized by black cherry and beech, with scattered hemlock and clumps of oak, maple and birch, with an understory of abundant flowers, ferns, shrubs, and mosses. Large white pine can be found scattered in open areas.[1][2]

Bear, deer, turkey, barred owl, and pileated woodpecker are common in the Wilderness. Small native brook trout can be found in both East Hickory and Middle Hickory Creeks.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hickory Creek Wilderness - Allegheny National Forest
  2. ^ a b c Hickory Creek Wilderness - Wilderness.net

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