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Kelly Hertel Nature Trail

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1.1 Miles 1.8 Kilometers


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Runnable

49' 15 m

Ascent

-31' -9 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

974' 297 m

High

944' 288 m

Low

Shared By Peter Gitta

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A jaunt over ephemeral streams that lace the moraine and drain into the nearby Kishwaukee River

Peter Gitta

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

Runner Notes

This trail is tricky when moving quickly. Rocks and roots could be hazardous.

Description

The 1.3 mile Kelly Hertel Nature Trail meanders through woodlands and crosses several small ridges that cover ephemeral streams that lace the moraine and drain into the nearby Kishwaukee River. The trail becomes steeper, the woods thicken and the path becomes more twisted, before making the turn to head back toward the start, and the Long Hiking Loop.

Flora & Fauna

A myriad of mammals, birds, butterflies and insects inhabit the high quality oak woodlands at Marengo Ridge including great-horned owls, wild turkeys, Eastern Kingbirds, Broad-winged hawks and numerous songbirds.

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