The often-rocky trail winds through many different terrains, uphill and down, but is moderate and family-friendly.
All trails in Promised Land State Park have blue blazes. Trail intersections are marked with white way-finding signs, keyed to an excellent map of the park, available at the park office. Click here for a web-ready trail map: http://brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos/documents/DelawareStateForest-PromisedLandStatePark.pdf
Trails are often rocky and may be wet. Sturdy, appropriate footwear is essential.
The loop described here crosses from the state park into Delaware State Forest, where the blue blazes continue, and back into the park.
You'll see a mix of several kinds of oak, maple, healthy hemlocks and spruces, and hundreds of beech sprouts. Grouse, rabbits, fox, and other small creatures abound. A short, steep climb leads to an exposed rock ridge and an otherworldly scene — a rockscape of head-high boulders, left behind by the last glacier. A tunnel of black-green hemlocks runs steeply downhill toward swampy, ephemeral wetlands showing beaver activity.