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Shingle Mill Pathway Loop

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Length


6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


146' 44 m

Ascent

-151' -46 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

954' 291 m

High

882' 269 m

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Shared By Justin Walker

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A nice wooded hike. One of several possible loops - the 10km version includes a straight cut across an old logging road.

Justin Walker

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

Overview

This is a neat trail. There is a good mix of terrain, from forest to grasslands, to marsh. After passing though a campground and crossing the river, there is a steep climb where you can either continue for the full 17 km loop or take the cutoff to shorten the hike to 10 km.

Description

The trail starts off as a singletrack trail through the woods along a creek. There are some steep climbs up and down, with moderate scrambling. The ranger station is located at the end of the first part. After that, you have a short paved trail though a campground and across a bridge. After that it's either back to singletrack in the woods, or across the shortcut along an old logging road (flat and straight, but a but rough).

The end of the trail goes through open grassland and then finishes on a boardwalk through a marsh. Overall, this hike provides a great variety of terrain.

Flora & Fauna

Elk, bobcat, deer. Huge variety of flora from hardwood forest, grassland, and marsh.

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