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green Prairie Hiking Trail

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5.0 mile 8.0 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 125' 38 m
Descent: -241' -73 m
High: 2,442' 744 m
Low: 2,261' 689 m

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Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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An opportunity to enjoy the prairie and rolling hills of the northern Great Plains.

Karen Ryberg

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Drive to the refuge headquarters, 21 miles North of Stanley, North Dakota, along State Highway 8. There is a large entrance sign just off the West side of the highway. A refuge brochure is available at headquarters.

The Prairie Hiking Trail can be found along the auto-tour route. The trail is a two-track grass trail and passes through beautiful grasslands with rolling hills and small ponds and wetlands. The track is easy to follow, and isn't terribly strenuous, which make it a great way to stretch your legs.

Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Birding Conservancy and the Audubon Society.

Flora & Fauna

Sprague's pipit, Baird's sparrows, marbled godwits, upland sandpipers, willets, blue-winged teal, sharp-tailed grouse, Richardson's ground squirrel, white-tailed deer, moose, and coyotes can all be seen from this route.

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