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Diffendal Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2)

Cedar Point's most popular scenic trail, which includes several geology sites.


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2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

88%

Runnable

3,351' 1,022 m

High

3,165' 965 m

Low

355' 108 m

Up

316' 96 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Bring water. Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes. If sunny, bring a hat or sunscreen. Shut and latch any cow gates once through to ensure cattle stay inside premises.

Description

A 2-mile run through Alligator Canyon. The trail eventually merges with Swainson Trail. There is a steep hill climb with loose rocks between the first two geology sites. Around the halfway point, you reach the weather station.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Spiderwort, Yucca, Barrel Cactus, Downy Brome, Smooth Brome, Prickly Pear Cactus, Eastern redcedar
Fauna: Prairie Rabbits, Barn Owls, Morning glory, American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing, Redtail Hawk

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CedarPoint UNL

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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Photos

Young male mule deer spotted above Two Pipe
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Female deer spotted above Two Pipe
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Opening to butterfly canyon.
Aug 2, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Geology Site #1 formation
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Scenic stretch of geology site #1
Aug 6, 2019 near Ogallala, NE
Plant life on sides of butterfly canyon.
Aug 2, 2019 near Ogallala, NE

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