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Basswood Trail

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Basswood Trail is a short mowed grass trail with scenic views of oak savanna habitat and a small pond.


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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Loop

901' 275 m

High

877' 267 m

Low

35' 11 m

Up

36' 11 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

All refuge trails are open from dawn to dusk.

Description

Basswood Trail is a short, nearly half-mile, mowed grass trail. It features scenic views of oak savanna habitat and a small pond. The trail is commonly affected by weather conditions. Be prepared for slick, muddy conditions after heavy rains.

Flora & Fauna

Visit the Basswood Trail in early spring for stunning views of hundreds of wildflowers like Dutchman's Breeches and Spring Beauties. It is also a unique spot for migrating birds and the occasional river otter.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brianna Patrick

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#12,946

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The Basswood Trail's smooth tread and beautiful surroundings make for a wonderful experience in the woods.
Dec 12, 2016 near Prairie…, IA
The reflection from the water was stunning.
Aug 16, 2017 near Prairie…, IA
Woodland canopy in early August.
Aug 16, 2017 near Prairie…, IA
Entrance to the Basswood Trail in early August.
Aug 16, 2017 near Prairie…, IA
On the Basswood trail walking up to the turn, that leads you to the spot where you turn right to get to the pond. Early August.
Aug 16, 2017 near Prairie…, IA
Beautiful pond, that was alive with frogs and tadpoles.
Aug 16, 2017 near Prairie…, IA

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