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Dogwood Hill

Intermediate

Trail

0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 51' 16 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 761' 232 m
Low: 710' 216 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by chris kilgore

A pretty steep, winding, rocky, rooty trail on the eastern edge of Hickory Hill Park.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Hickory Hill Park is open from dawn until dusk year round.

Runner Notes

If you're moving south to north, the trail forks near the top of the hill...both forks intersect with the Northeast Prairie Loop Trail, but veer right (east) to remain on the main trail which connects directly to the Northeast Prairie Bisector. If you're traveling north to south, all roads lead to Rome, er... the First Avenue Loop.

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This trail runs north-south along the eastern edge of the park, winding up a hill that connects the First Avenue Loop to the Northeast Prairie. It's winding, rocky, and rooty, hemmed in by trees and brush on both sides, and when wet, can be quite treacherous, so it makes for a fun couple tenths of a mile.

Flora & Fauna

Classic Iowa flora/fauna. Lots of song birds, deer, and small mammals.

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View from the top of the Northeast Prairie, the northwest prairie is visible in the distance.
Dec 13, 2017 near Iowa City, IA
Dogwood Hill Trail where it connects to the First Avenue Loop
Nov 10, 2017 near Iowa City, IA
The trail snaking up dogwood hill.
Nov 10, 2017 near Iowa City, IA
Dogwood Hill Trail obstacle.
Nov 10, 2017 near Iowa City, IA
Eastern half of the dam trail looking west from the intersection with the First Avenue Loop
Nov 3, 2017 near Iowa City, IA
Mind the honey locust trees
Nov 10, 2017 near Iowa City, IA

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