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Discovery Trail

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A very short, but beautiful and technical trail located behind visitor center, and connects with North Loop Trail.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

98%

Runnable

828' 252 m

High

803' 245 m

Low

37' 11 m

Up

35' 11 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

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

Description

Park at the KNSP visitor center and begin the trail. It is short but challenging as far as rocks and roots go. It runs along a nice flowing creek in parts. Eventually, it meets up with North Loop Trail and ends right behind the visitor center.

Discovery Trail winds to the visitor center, travels along a creek for a short distance, then returns to the campground. It is rich in spring and summer wildflowers. Deer, birds, frogs and turtles are common sites along Discovery Trail.Users will encounter bridges, water-bars, and rocks and roots along this dirt-surfaced trail. Discovery Trail was constructed by park staff and is available for adoption; ask at the park office for details.

Flora & Fauna

white tailed deer, box turtles

Contacts

Shared By:

Roshell Lipham with improvements by Josh Adams

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#317

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