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North Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.0 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 89' 27 m
Descent: -94' -29 m
High: 822' 251 m
Low: 765' 233 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Zack Butler

The trail at the north end of the Duck River Recreation Area.

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Features Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly Elevation change is minimal, although there are some technical sections.

Description

If hiking counter-clockwise around the Duck River Reservoir, this trail segment begins just before the CR-1669 bridge over the Duck River. It goes under the CR-1669 bridge, so you don't have to cross the road on this side of the river. The trail then winds along the river, which at this point is free-flowing, in much the same way as it does south of CR-1669. Large faces of exposed rocks and seasonal waterfalls are visible along the trail, making for a picturesque hike.

When you arrive back at CR-1669, you have the option of crossing the road to the West Side Trail segment to extend your hike (up to 27 miles out-and-back), crossing the river on the CR-1669 bridge (watch out for traffic!) to return to the East Side Trail (a 15-mile lollipop loop), or returning back the way you came (16 miles out-and-back). Plans call to eventually complete a final section on the south side of the reservoir after the dam is completed to form a 20-mile loop around the entire reservoir.

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