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Donahue Road

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2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


96%

Runnable

229' 70 m

Ascent

-218' -67 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

730' 222 m

High

635' 194 m

Low

Shared By Kenny Slocum

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A minimum maintenance road and segment of the YRSF backpacking trail.

Kenny Slocum

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Features River/Creek · Views

Description

Donahue Road connects State Forest Road--right across from the Little Paint Campground--to the Great River Road near Waukon junction.

This minimum maintenance road is technically open to vehicles, which can take away from the experience a little bit, but definitely sees far more usage by runners and horseback riders.

From State Forest Road, the route follows the edge of a bluff with several beautiful sandstone outcroppings before crossing over Paint Creek. A few very mellow ups and downs make up the topography, but the route can be slightly tough on the ankles by virtue of the large gravel comprising the road bed.

A few other trailheads beckon to the interior of the forest, which makes Donahue great for staying oriented while exploring the pedestrian-only trails, which can get a little labyrinthine. The road itself has some excellent views of the surrounding bluffs.

Flora & Fauna

Eagles and great blue heron can often be spotted fishing along Paint Creek.

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