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blueBlack Prairie Restoration Loop

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 270' 82 m
Descent: -324' -99 m
High: 994' 303 m
Low: 702' 214 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Robert Nack

Slightly challenging climbs with wide views of a prairie under restoration.

Robert Nack

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the end of the North River Trail, hang a left into the woods. A couple switchbacks help to climb up to the prairie elevation. Along the way, there are a few rolling hills as you skirt along the edges of pine plantations and hardwood forests.

After about a mile take a right, just prior to meeting up with the park service road. Go too far and you'll end up on the Backpack Camping trail. Head east into a valley, then gently climb back out of it on the other side. The trail then heads south, looping around under the North River Trail next to the swimming beach.

Flora & Fauna

Typical prairie birds, flowers, and grasses, plus opportunities to see deer and fox.

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