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Solar System Trail

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
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Ascent: 6' 2 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 415' 127 m
Low: 410' 125 m

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Max Grade: 1% (0°)

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Hike AND learn! Along this trail is a scaled representation of the distance between the planets in our solar system.

John Shuttlesworth

Features Lake

Family Friendly A great way to teach some science while strolling around a lovely lake.

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The trail starts at the parking area just west of the lake. It follows the north side of the dam and features a nice set of placards, with one for each planet, representing the scaled distances between the sun and each planet. Each placard has factoids about that planet and shows a representation of the size of the sun from each location (WOW! Neptune is way out there). The trail is paved, albeit a bit beat up in places, but easy enough to hike on. It carries you across the dam and serves as a pathway to the main boat launch and fishing area. Thanks to the local Boy Scout troop that installed the inspiration for the Solar System Trail.

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