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Palmer Creek Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

A nice loop on the far northeastern corner of the preserve with a creek crossing or two to cool you down


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

98%

Runnable

1,453' 443 m

High

1,310' 399 m

Low

125' 38 m

Up

143' 44 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Restrooms and maps are available 24/7 at the visitor center.

Need to Know

You are not required to check in at the visitor center, but it is advisable to obtain current trail conditions and/or closures before heading out.

From Late March through April, controlled burns may be scheduled and some trails will be closed during burning operations. In addition, from April through July, you may encounter cattle in all pastures except Windmill. While these steers (not bulls) can be quite curious, they are not dangerous and pose no threat to hikers. Wherever you encounter a cattle guard, look for a gate off to the side for you to use. Please ensure that the gates are closed behind you.

Most trail junctions are marked with hunks of stone with a marbled map on top. Very helpful!

Description

If you follow the loop counter-clockwise, pay special attention at the first creek crossing, as this is a wooded area and the trail may be covered and difficult to follow. The trail will continue north through the woods for about 200 yards and then veer off to the west through the grass, running parallel to the creek for about 600 yards before turning southwest and recrossing the creek.

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M Swank

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