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Hellers Park Trail

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Great run beside an environmental magnet school!


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0.8

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1,323' 403 m

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1,318' 402 m

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7' 2 m

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4' 1 m

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No facilities at this park.

Description

This run is a mowed trail through a prairie grass field. In the summertime, the grass is quite tall and it's probably a pretty bad area for ticks, so be sure to spray. The trail passes by a couple of circles that equestrians use to train their horses for running in circles and while we were there one stopped by to run it! From there, he rode north on top of the levee, but I'm pretty sure it's not legal to walk or ride on.

The trail then goes in by some really big cottonwoods and the poison ivy is rampant around them. Stay on the trail!

As you leave the field, there's some big sumac groves and cedar trees, but the parks department has cut some of the cedars down to open up the prairie space, so the landscape will probably continue to change.

Flora & Fauna

Cottonwoods, cedars, poison ivy, deer, raccoon, opossum, armadillos.

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Shared By:

Andy Cramb

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Poison ivy on the trees.  These little white berries are a delicacy for animals.  This is a good way to identify some of the twigs growing out of the ground as poison ivy as well.
Mar 30, 2020 near Park City, KS
This equestrian rode over to the circular trails and practiced galloping around them
Mar 29, 2020 near Park City, KS
these twigs are ALL poison ivy, they're everywhere in the wooded areas.
Mar 30, 2020 near Park City, KS
Here are two circular trails for horse riding.
Mar 29, 2020 near Park City, KS
Love these trees!
Apr 12, 2020 near Park City, KS
There's lots of animal tracks in the mud to try and identify!
Mar 29, 2020 near Park City, KS

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