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Schuetzen Park Wanderweg

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1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 86' 26 m
Descent: -80' -24 m
High: 731' 223 m
Low: 689' 210 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Run back in time... A modern urban forest that was once an amusement park!

Kory Darnall

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Access is by foot only. Park in adjacent parking areas and enter the park on foot.

Overview

This site is a beautiful Mississippi Upland Forest area that is full of valleys and wonderful terrain.

Need to Know

Please only use marked trails to ensure your safety and the integrity the site. This site is private property and you are a welcome guest as long as you follow the "Golden Rule."

Description

There are three concentric circle trails that allow the trail user to choose the length of time they want to run... i.e. 10 min, 30 min, 45 min, etc. There are trail benches for resting and enjoying the location. The trails are well maintained with handholds and decent trail bed materials present in most locations.

There are trees and other obstacles present on the trails as this is a natural area. Trails are often slippery due to a variety of ground conditions and surface materials.

Flora & Fauna

There are stinging nettles present in season. Wildflowers like dutchman's britches, blood root, squirrel corn, jack in the pulpit and many varieties of ferns. Expect to see wildlife such as coyote, bobcat, deer, fox, turkey, and a variety of other indigenous species. Please do not disturb any flora or fauna as this is a protected conservation site.

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Land Manager: Schuetzenpark Gilde

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A sea of blue at the trailhead of the Schuetzen Park Wanderweg.
Mar 4, 2019 near Davenport, IA
The restored streetcar waiting pavilion can be visited on this hike.
Mar 12, 2019 near Davenport, IA
Enter the Schuetzen Park from the east side off of Telegraph Road - stay on marked trails.
Mar 12, 2019 near Davenport, IA
One of the well marked trails in the Sch├╝tzenpark "Mittel-Wanderweg"
Mar 26, 2020 near Davenport, IA

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