A 2.5-mile out-and-back hike to the Mount Wismer viewpoint in Barrett Township, Pa. Difficulty is moderate to challenging; leaves and rocks underfoot, with stretches of steep climbs.
Mount Wismer in Barrett Township, Pa., has a hike for all seasons. In summer, a steep scramble up the side is a popular choice. But in winter, coming in “from the top” gives a cold-appropriate outing offering stunning views across the valley.
While this hike is easier than the summertime trails, it’s still moderate to challenging in difficulty. Hikers here often use trekking poles or walking sticks.
See boulders separated from enormous slabs of rock on the cliff, a bird’s-eye view of a 50-acre marsh far below, and panoramas of the Delaware Water Gap and beyond.
For information about this and other trails in Brodhead Watershed Association's Get Outdoors Poconos hiking series, see brodheadwatershed.org/gopoconos/index.html.