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South Loop

Easy/Intermediate

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0.5 mile 0.8 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 30' 9 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 694' 212 m
Low: 671' 205 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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A nice, easy route with river views that passes near Native American burial mounds.

Jim Johannsen

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open dawn to dusk.

Description

This trail is an easy run that routes visitors close to the Mississippi River as well as passing Native American burial mounds. The mounds were constructed over 1000 years ago by the Woodland Culture. In summer, the entire site is covered in prairie wildflowers.

Site address is 870 S. Pilot Knob Road, Galena, IL 61036.

The park itself is managed by a non-profit organization, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. All trails and amenities are maintained by the donations from visitors, which are accepted at the kiosk by the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Views of prairie grasses and wildflowers abound, especially in the spring.

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#78

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