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Trail 1 Loop

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Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 581' 177 m
Low: 575' 175 m

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Max Grade: 1% (1°)

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Trail shared by Troy Schwable

A rolling trail from the north trailhead around to the old river bed and back with pretty grasses and birds.

Troy Schwable

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closes at dusk throughout the year and specific areas during controlled burn projects.

Runner Notes

Not a rolled trail, grass may hide obstacles that can cause a runner to trip and/or become injured.

Description

This is the first trail out of the trailhead and is a nice rolling run through a grass prairie. Red-winged blackbirds frequently sing to you as you run, deer or turkey may be around the next turn or maybe a harrier, and a hawk or kestrel will be flying overhead.

The colors of the grasses and flowers are breathtaking during the seasons of the year and can be enjoyed by all. You can run Trail 1 by itself or pick up Trail 2 and head deeper into the Riverside Natural Area for even more natural beauty.

Flora & Fauna

Various milkweed plants as well as prairie forbs.

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Blue Stem along the way.
Jul 21, 2016 near Fairfield, OH
Future Farming Fields for Milkweed Plots
Jul 21, 2016 near Fairfield, OH
Tree Planting around North Trail Loop
Jul 21, 2016 near Fairfield, OH

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