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Dan Beard Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 171' 52 m
Descent: -123' -37 m
High: 495' 151 m
Low: 333' 101 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Robert Given

A quiet meander through the woods.

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Description

In November, 1988, a new trail just over a mile long was dedicated on land donated by James and JoAnne McMurray. Located on a 14.5 acre tract behind John Read Middle School, the Dan Beard Trail was named in honor of the founder of the Boy Scouts of America, who lived for a time in Redding and owned the property through which the trail runs. It is a loop trail that begins and ends off Route 53, one-tenth of a mile south of the school.

As part of the new Saugatuck Valley linkage plan, this path has been extended northward as the Reeve Biggers Trail.

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Land Manager: Redding Land Trust

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