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Group 63 Interim Trail

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 3.0 (2)

A dirt loop surrounding decommissioned ammunition bunkers


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Loop

656' 200 m

High

620' 189 m

Low

46' 14 m

Up

45' 14 m

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Dogs Leashed

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

Family Friendly Kids will absolutely love exploring the area's historic bunkers.

The trails at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie are open year-round from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Description

The Group 63 Interim Trail is a 3.6 mile dirt road that loops around the Group 63 Ammunition Bunkers. While the trail itself isn't spectacular, the grass-and-tree-covered mounds it surrounds are. Most of the bunkers are sealed, but visitors will enjoy nosing around the area and exploring these relics of a bygone era at their leisure.

Make sure to check out the open Group 63-1 Bunker on the eastern side of the loop near the intersection with the Group 63 Connector.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for bison along the southern side of the loop.

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Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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Bunkers in the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Nov 15, 2016 near Elwood, IL

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