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Prairie Trail

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 24' 7 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 550' 168 m
Low: 526' 160 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by April French

A trail through grassland on a mowed path.

April French

Features Spring · Views · Wildflowers

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Follow the mowed path as it exits off the Two Ponds Loop. The Prairie Trail can also be made into a loop, by following Arboretum Way back to the main path, or you can make this an out-and-back. Make sure you head all the way out to the Big Prairie Stand and get a above grass-eye view of the prairie. Then you can continue over to the Earth Clock. It's an interesting sculpture. Getting a map from the visitor center or online is a good idea, as the trails out on the prairie aren't well signed.

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Prairie grass flows in the afternoon wind along the Prairie Trail.
Feb 12, 2017 near Shepher…, KY
Enjoy pleasant prairie views from the Big Prairie Stand.
Feb 12, 2017 near Shepher…, KY
The trail is gravel on the prairie side of the Two Ponds Loop.
Feb 12, 2017 near Shepher…, KY

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