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Motter Metro Park

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1.5 mile of trails through prairie grass habitat alongside Little Riley Creek.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

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Runnable

832' 254 m

High

815' 249 m

Low

29' 9 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Wildflowers

Need to Know

There are no fees, and parking is free in an ample gravel lot.

Runner Notes

The ground can be rather squishy after a substantial rain or during snowmelt, which can substantially slow a run.

Description

This well-maintained and regularly mown loop trail through 105 acres of restored prairie grass provides a pleasant run and opportunities for birding within walking distance of Bluffton. From the parking lot the two halves of the loop head south, twice connecting via shortcut for runners without the time to tackle the whole mile and a half. Beautiful interpretive signs along the way describe prairie wildlife, and birdhouses are maintained to encourage native species of bird.

Along the southeast edge of the loop the trail approaches the floodplain of the Little Riley and provides views of the wetland ecosystem along the creek.

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Shared By:

Brandon Rhodes

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#17,859

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