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South Hiking Loop

Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 82' 25 m
Descent: -83' -25 m
High: 927' 283 m
Low: 857' 261 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Peter Gitta

A pleasant stroll through a prairie meadow.

Peter Gitta

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy hike for even small children.

Description

Other than a brief wooded portion to the west, this trail consists of open grassland teaming with grasshoppers and butterflies in the summer months. In the distance, the town of Marengo can be seen to the South. Though dry for much of the year, the trail can be wet or muddy in the spring.

The route is partially paved to the North, but all mowed grass elsewhere.

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Viewing area at the north end of Southern Loop Trail.
May 16, 2016 near Marengo, IL
Shady section of the South Loop Trail.
May 28, 2016 near Marengo, IL

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