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Hawk Ravine Nature Trail

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Trail

0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 57' 17 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 846' 258 m
Low: 817' 249 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by chris kilgore

About 1/3 of a mile, that drops down into Hawk Ravine and climbs back out. Fun.

chris kilgore

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail links up pretty seamlessly to the Prairie View Nature Trail and the Bird Blind Loop, and via those trails to others like Bluebird, Osprey Trail or the Field Campus Trail

Description

This trail's extremely short and to make a run out of it, it requires linkage with the other trails, but even when I'm exhausted I look forward to this section just because it's never boring. It drops precipitously into Hawk Ravine and then climbs just as precipitously out.

Flora & Fauna

Hard to notice anything when you're wrestling with gravity... the trail is the scenery here.

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The base of Hawk Ravine.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA
East slope of Hawk Ravine.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA
Footbridge over a creek in Hawk Ravine.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA
Switchback near the bottom of Hawk Ravine.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA
Looking down into Hawk Ravine from the west side.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA
Emetic russula Hawk Ravine trailside:  NOT EDIBILE.
Jul 1, 2016 near North L…, IA

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