4.4 km away
A short boardwalk with waysides highlighting the historic logging efforts that took place nearby.
- 373 m
- 9 m
- 9 m
A quick walk on Highland Scenic Highway to a nice view of Cranberry Glades.
According to the same source, the glades are one of only five boreal-type bogs found in the area. The ecosystem resembles many Canadian bogs and hosts plants "commonly found at higher latitudes, including cranberries, sphagnum moss, skunk cabbage, and two carnivorous plants (purple pitcher plant, sundew)." Encompassing 750 acres of highly acidic land, the area "has been the subject of much scientific study," and is now protected as the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area and part of Monongahela National Forest.
If you're eyeing this short hike, the trailhead is located at one of the many overlooks on Highland Scenic Highway. There are no restrooms or water, but plenty of space for larger vehicles to park. The road is also open year-round, though it is not treated for ice and snow, nor is it plowed.
Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.