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Kelly Hertel Nature Trail

Intermediate
 2.5 (2)

A jaunt over ephemeral streams that lace the moraine and drain into the nearby Kishwaukee River


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

974' 297 m

High

944' 288 m

Low

49' 15 m

Up

31' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Wide easy trails.

Description

The 1.3 mile Kelly Hertel Nature Trail meanders through woodlands and crosses several small ridges that cover ephemeral streams that lace the moraine and drain into the nearby Kishwaukee River. The trail becomes steeper, the woods thicken and the path becomes more twisted, before making the turn to head back toward the start, and the Long Hiking Loop.

Flora & Fauna

A myriad of mammals, birds, butterflies and insects inhabit the high quality oak woodlands at Marengo Ridge including great-horned owls, wild turkeys, Eastern Kingbirds, Broad-winged hawks and numerous songbirds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Peter Gitta

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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  2.5 from 2 votes
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#474

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#37,591

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Aug 9, 2020
Megan Rosecrans
Short trail with overgrowth so wear long pants. Surrounding trails are wider and mostly flat