Mount Wismer is a 90-acre preserve abutting the 170-acre Gravel Family Preserve. Its trails pass by blueberry bushes, a boulder field, milkweed and the butterflies it attracts, native rhododendron, and spring-fed pools. The best reward: a wrap-around panorama view from the top.
The trail isn’t blazed at the start. Follow the woods road, beyond the metal gate, always bearing right. You will come to the red trail first. It is extremely steep and rocky. Soon after, you will come to the yellow trail, which also goes off to the right.
Trailhead is off Route 447, on Gravel Road in Barrett Township, Pennsylvania. Continue east on Gravel Road, just past the green nature preserve sign. Take the dirt lane on your left to the trailhead. Parking for 8 to 10 cars.
For information, photos, hiker's comments and trail maps, see http://brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos/wismer.html