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Prairie View Nature Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 133' 41 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 828' 252 m
Low: 716' 218 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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This short trail skirts a small prairie area, and then cuts through wooded bottomland.

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Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Some of the low-lying areas are often partially submerged, though rarely impassable. Be prepared for the possibility of getting slightly wet and/or muddy. There's a water pump with potable water at the Bluestem shelter/parking area.

Description

This trail begins at the Bluestem Shelter in the MacBride Nature Recreation Area (MNRA). It skirts the prairie immediately to the west before entering the woods and traversing some lowlying area, before climbing up to the Fox Campsite parking lot

Flora & Fauna

Lots of deer, small mammals, and I've seen coyote on this trail. There are plentiful wildflowers and some edible berries like black caps.

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Photos

Prairie fleabane on the Prairie View Nature Trail.
Jul 8, 2016 near North L…, IA
Forest on the Prairie View Nature Trail.
Jul 8, 2016 near North L…, IA
Forested section of Prairie View Nature Trail.
Jul 8, 2016 near North L…, IA
Prairie View Nature Trail.
Jul 8, 2016 near North L…, IA
East slope of Hawk Ravine.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA
The eponymous prairie, from the Bluestem trailhead.
Jul 8, 2016 near North L…, IA

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