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Swamp White Oak Trail

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
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Ascent: 2' 0 m
Descent: -5' -2 m
High: 719' 219 m
Low: 715' 218 m

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

An easily accessed woodland trail.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Runner Notes

Surrounding shade trees make this a pleasant addition to a longer run.

Description

The Swamp White Oak Trail provides quick-and-easy access to a set of diverse ecosystems, as it travels from woodlands to grasslands before connecting with the Illinois Prairie Path - Aurora Branch.

The Arlene Shoemaker Forest Preserve houses an uncommon example of "flatwoods," a clay-based woodland characterized by its ability to hold water above ground during the wet season and then become immensely hard and dry the rest of the year.

Flora & Fauna

Look for swamp white oak and shagbark hickory as you travel through the trees.

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