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Length

1.2 Miles 2.0 Kilometers

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Elevation

48' 15 m

Ascent

-67' -20 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

672' 205 m

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605' 184 m

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Fantastic rustic trail through the North Loop down to the Pilcher Park Nature Center and back.

Matt O'Hare

Overview

Open sunrise to sunset. Running and biking only. Select trails available for horseback riding. No bathrooms or water (unless the nature center is open).
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is an old trail, previously paved but nature has taken over, so the ground is very uneven...bring your trail shoes and watch-out for ankle turners and down trees.

Description

The access from Rt. 6 is a hidden gem! Not well marked except for a small sign across the street where Farrell Rd. ends. After rains, there are strong creeks with some falling water that routes to Hickory Creek. There is a hidden path along the creek that is short, but fun. Very peaceful trail with lots of ups and downs. Plenty of other trails out there to explore too. Other access to Pilcher Park is off of Gougar Rd. just North of Rt. 30.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of trees- running under the canopy. As typical with this area, you'll see plenty of birds, ground creatures, coyotes and deer early in the morning.

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