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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 7' 2 m
Descent: -54' -16 m
High: 757' 231 m
Low: 709' 216 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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This short stretch of trail bisects the northeast prairie and reaches the northernmost trails in Hickory Hill Park.

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

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

Runner Notes

This stretch of trail is often used by runners to get in some hill repeats.

Description

This stretch of trail runs from the top of Dogwood Hill to bisect the northeast prairie in Hickory Hill Park, It then continues along Ralston Creek to the northern reaches of the park before curving back and connecting to the North South Bisector and Melissa Falls trails. The section running through prairie is mostly one fairly steep hill, and the flat part is winding with three small footbridges.

Flora & Fauna

This trail runs through a restored prairie and is a good place to spot deer and raptors.

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