River Route Nature Trail
ElevationAscent: 142' 43 m
Descent: -59' -18 m
High: 934' 285 m
Low: 813' 248 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
“Crossing bridges and streams, this out and back trail is one of the best at Apple River Canyon.”— Peter Gitta
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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We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes
Land Manager: Illinois DNR - State Parks