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Basswood Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 35' 11 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 901' 275 m
Low: 877' 267 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Brianna Patrick

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

Brianna Patrick

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.

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#28

in Iowa

#9,249

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