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Fox River Trail

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Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 40' 12 m
Descent: -45' -14 m
High: 749' 228 m
Low: 736' 224 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (1°)

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Trail shared by Peter Gitta

The flattest trail at Moraine Hills features views of rare plants and migratory waterfowl.

Peter Gitta

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Fox River Trail, surfaced with crushed limestone, offers exceptional scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities. The west side of the trail passes by a nice recreation area with picnic tables and a water source, before turning east to parallel the Fox River. A little farther along is an observation area to view regional wildlife. After that, the path enters a wooded canopy as you head north back to the trailhead.

As with all the main trails at Moraine Hills, this loop is one-way traffic for runners and bikers. So to avoid being startled by riders suddenly coming up behind you, run against the grain.

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Night fishing.
May 26, 2016 near Prairie…, IL

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