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Sunken Garden Trail - Long Loop

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Length


2.2 Miles 3.6 Kilometers


208' 63 m

Ascent

-206' -63 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

1,365' 416 m

High

1,194' 364 m

Low

Shared By Jerimy D

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A loop trail that begins along Lake Arthur and climbs into some wooded areas before returning.

Jerimy D

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

Open year-round.

Description

This longer loop of the Sunken Garden Trail begins along the shore of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. The first 20 feet can be pretty muddy if it has rained recently.

The trail is well-kept and begins along the lake where you can enjoy waterfowl and other types of birds. There are several nesting boxes along the way as well.

This trail has both a short and long loop. About 1/4 mile in you bump into the only significant incline but it can be a doozy for new hikers or the elderly.

After the climb into the hillside, the scenery is close with no real vistas. There are some great stands of pines that are definitely worth experiencing though.

This is a loop trail and will return you to the parking area.

***IMPORTANT*** This trail is supposed to be marked with PINK blazes according to the state park map. However, it has been remarked with DARK BLUE blazes. The trail also appears to have undergone some redesigning. There are some intersecting paths and offshoots but the blue blazes are easy to follow and well-marked.

Flora & Fauna

You are likely to see all kinds of birds, deer, squirrels, fish, and lots of wild flowers.

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Aug 10, 2018
Jess Schweitzer
Jul 20, 2018
Justin Godfrey
Hiked long loop on the Sunken Garden trail. Fairly well marked, not too muddy. 3.5mi
Sep 4, 2017
Ben Campbell
well-marked. at trailhead go straight instead of turning left... takes you counter clockwise. easier with elevation change. 2.2mi
Aug 12, 2017
JC Swart
2.2mi

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