Distant Hill Geology Trail
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” John Keats
We have added a new Geology Trail to our trail network on Distant Hill. It is mile-long walking trail that leads visitors to six different geological features found in the forests of Distant Hill. All stops have signs with info about what is of geological interest at that location.
Distant Hill Geology Trail includes the following sites:
- Three unique stretched pebble meta-conglomerate outcrops
- A calcium-rich bedrock hill we call ‘Rattlesnake Knoll’
- An outcrop with an excellent example of sandstone cross-bedding
- Two outcrops of pegmatite, a coarse, crystalline-rich igneous rock
- A small cliff with a talus pile/slope below
- An outcrop with an example of a sandstone intrusion, along with a deposit called a turbidite which is evidence of a turbidity current, or underwater landslide of high density sediment.