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green First Avenue Loop

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0.5 mile 0.9 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 33' 10 m
Descent: -34' -11 m
High: 734' 224 m
Low: 699' 213 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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About a half mile loop beginning and ending at the First Avenue entrance.

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

The park is open year round from dawn until dusk.

Runner Notes

This trail connects directly to the dam trail and dogwood hill; beware of the southwest corner of the trail... it has a tendency to get very mucky in the rain

Description

This is a relatively flat, wide dirt trail, a little higher and undulating on the south side, and lower and flatter on the north side, which loops around a southeast section of the park just north of Regina High School, and is accessible from a parking lot on first avenue. Due to it's length and accessibility, it's a popular area of the park. The trail crosses several footbridges over Ralston Creek and many smaller tributary gullies. It's in a low area, so when the weather is wet, the surrounding hills drain into the creek, and the trail has a tendency to get pretty sloppy.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of whitetail deer, and small mammals, deciduous trees and songbirds.

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