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Overlook Loop

Intermediate
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A fun loop which meanders along the upper bluff closest to the Mississippi River with an overlook.


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0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

94%

Runnable

772' 235 m

High

720' 219 m

Low

83' 25 m

Up

81' 25 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Trails closed when wet and during spring/fall freeze-thaw cycles. Check www.qcforc.org for current trail conditions.

Description

The Overlook Loop Trail is a short loop around the top of the northern bluff. It passes through the scenic overlook area for the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam 14. A short section of wide trail is shared with the hike-only overlook stairway trail just west of the overlook area.

There are a few fun descents and short climbs along this section with a few tight squeezes in between. Stop at the overlook and check out the great views of the river valley. If you can time it right, sunsets are particularly good here.

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#173

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Switchbacks a the end of the North Loop decent.
Jul 19, 2019 near Hampton, IL
Optional log over features on the upper North Loop trail.
Jul 19, 2019 near Hampton, IL
Illiniwek Connector Trail bridges.
Jul 19, 2019 near Hampton, IL
Illiniwek - North Loop Climb switchback.
Jul 19, 2019 near Hampton, IL

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