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North System Descent

Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 26' 8 m
Descent: -176' -54 m
High: 770' 235 m
Low: 604' 184 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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One of the area's longest, fastest, and most fun downhill trails.

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One-way Only (downhill) Trails closed when wet, during spring thaw, and freeze/thaw conditions. For current conditions check www.qcforc.org.

Description

This trail starts with a mellow downhill grade as it departs from the overlook loop and quickly gets steeper. One section is narrow and weaves around many trees as it makes its way back towards the trailhead. It gradually opens up as you descend and a few rollers will appear as the gradient tapers off.

The trail flattens out and becomes more twisty after this point and will take you back to the Connector Trail at the base of the overlook stairway. The upper section of trail was benched into a very steep hillside so you may even get the feeling of exposure in some areas.

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Switchbacks a the end of the North Loop decent.
Jul 19, 2019 near Hampton, IL
Illiniwek Connector Trail bridges.
Jul 19, 2019 near Hampton, IL

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