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River Route Nature Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (3)

Crossing bridges and streams, this out and back trail is one of the best at Apple River Canyon.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

90%

Runnable

934' 285 m

High

813' 248 m

Low

142' 43 m

Up

59' 18 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

The River Route Nature Trail is a singletrack trail which meanders along a ridge parallel to the Apple River. Bridges cross a few small creeks along the way. An observation deck offers a view of the river below.

It should be noted that there are several felled trees and debris across the path at points which present obstacles to a leisurely run.

Also, there are many undocumented trails going of in all directions made either by animals or exuberant teenagers (it's unclear which is the culprit). Stay on the main trail as these short spurs generally lead to the river below with steep descents and dead ends that don't make the climb back up worth it.

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Shared By:

Peter Gitta

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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#198

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Start of the trail.
May 11, 2016 near Warren, IL
So does it, or doesn't it? Actually the trail does end a little farther up.
May 11, 2016 near Warren, IL
Bridge on the trail.
May 11, 2016 near Warren, IL
Bridges over the creeks.
May 11, 2016 near Warren, IL

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