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East Richardson Preserve

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1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers


96%

Runnable

119' 36 m

Ascent

-151' -46 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

294' 90 m

High

186' 57 m

Low

Shared By David Cameron

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A 1.6-mile, scenic loop trail around the preserve.

David Cameron

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Expect lots of rocks and roots, so use caution especially in fall when these hazards tend to be covered with fallen leaves.

Description

Parking for 2-3 cars is available at the end of East Richardson Road. This is a well-maintained trail through Dunlap Sanctuary. The trail heads through the woods with parts of the trail paralleling the golf course and housing developments, but otherwise it is very secluded.

There are views of a beaver pond, and lots of wildlife. Hunting is prohibited in this area, so it's a great option to keep safe during hunting season. It's very common to see friendly dogs off leash, but be aware that this is not technically an off-leash area. It's always a good idea to have your dog on leash and under control when meeting other trail users in any case.

Flora & Fauna

Very common to see deer and/or signs of deer. Lots of migratory waterfowl come here seasonally. You hear lots of beaver tail slaps on the water in the evening.

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