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greenBlue Bloody Knife's Loop

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 8' 2 m
Descent: -184' -56 m
High: 1,892' 577 m
Low: 1,711' 522 m

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Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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This trail winds through woody draws down to the Missouri River valley.

Karen Ryberg

Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The gate and road to the blockhouses closes at 5:00 pm.

Description

Park in the parking lot near the infantry post blockhouses. There is a trailhead marker to the south of the parking lot, and you can take the Young Hawk Interpretive Trail to reach the marker. The trail starts high on a hill overlooking the Missouri River valley, and the partially reconstructed cavalry post and is a nice spot for photographs.

Continue on the trail that winds through woody draws going to down the bluffs to the Missouri River valley. In the spring, you'll be greeted with plum, honeysuckle, and currant blossoms. Deer are frequently seen along the trail, as well as a variety of birds. The trail ends at the horse camping area in the southwest corner of the park but can be made a loop with the Bloody Knife's Loop East. The trail is open to hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Flora & Fauna

White tail deer, prairie grasses, prairie wildflower, honeysuckle, plum, currant, and chokecherry

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May 6, 2017
Karen Ryberg
Beautiful views and plum, honeysuckle, and currant were in bloom. 1.1mi

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