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Constellation Trail

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Length

5.9 Miles 9.6 Kilometers

93%

Runnable

Elevation

705' 215 m

Ascent

-705' -215 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

5,236' 1,596 m

High

5,017' 1,529 m

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Short accessible run through the Dells with beautiful views of the Valley

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

Cool rock formations, several areas going through the Dells and some going on top of the Dells. Cool views as well, this trail has it all in a short distance!
Features: Birding — Views [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Not much shade on the outside loop. A little tree canopy for half a mile through the middle trail. Porter Potty at trailhead once you go under the underpass.

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Some more technical areas where you will have to slow down. Terrain is rocky with a few sections on top of boulders. A few fairly steep climbs on the West side of the trail that get you to beautiful views of the Valley.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Free parking along Highway 89 by the Phippen Museum. There is an underpass under the Highway to get to the trailhead. There's even a Porter Potty.
Some mountain biking activity from time to time to be aware. You can go a lot of different ways on this trail, I have managed to create my own loop by starting with the outside loop which is about 2 miles then going back through the middle and hitting all the other trails. Everything is very well marked at each intersection.
The trail is dedicated to a Lockheed Martin C-121G Constellation aircraft that crashed at the site during a training mission on February 28th, 1959.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Lots of beautiful wildflowers along the way and lots of cool rock formations.

History & Background [Suggest Changes]

The trail is dedicated to a Lockheed Martin C-121G Constellation aircraft that crashed at the site during a training mission on February 28th, 1959.

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