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Dismal Run Trail

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2.1 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


95%

Runnable

196' 60 m

Ascent

-199' -61 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

401' 122 m

High

267' 81 m

Low

Shared By Ben Rosenberg

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A loop trail featuring challenging hills, a shady stream valley, and historic ruins.

Ben Rosenberg

Dogs Unknown

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

March - October:
Mon-Fri: 9-5
Sat-Sun: 9-6

November-February:
Mon-Fri: 9-4
Sat-Sun: 9-5

The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission fee required ($15 for adults).

Description

This trail offers steep hills, historic ruins, and a range of wildlife. Despite its name, Dismal Run is a pristine stream that runs through secluded woodlands. The hills on this trail provide a workout that offers great views across the valley. The trail also passes the intriguing ruins of a small 18th century stone cottage.

From the Scenic Loop, follow small signs to the beginning of the trail. You'll have to depart on a grass trail which will lead you out of "Gate 6". From the gate, follow orange blazes along a well marked double-wide trail. Watch out for double blazes, which will indicate a turn in the trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Tyler Arboretum

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