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greenBlue Sentinel Trail

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0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 130' 40 m
Descent: -132' -40 m
High: 826' 252 m
Low: 695' 212 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Marilynn Bartels

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This short, easy trail through the woods takes you to a view of Sentinel Rock and the Mississippi River.

Marilynn Bartels

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly Kids will love viewing Sentinel Rock from its viewpoint on this trail.

Description

Cross the road from the parking area at the top of the hill and follow this nice easy trail to a lovely viewing deck overlooking the Mississippi River and Sentinel Rock. You may even see rock climbers making their way up the rock face!

From the Sentinel Rock Viewpoint, you can return to the trailhead using the northern section of the loop for something different. There are more small rocks and roots, and it can be slippery when wet. There is more of a grade, as you descend a bit and then climb up again. There is also a connector that leads to the lower picnic area and shelter. The path is not as wide and there are some nettles and poison ivy, so long pants are recommended.

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Keep your eyes peeled for nettles and poison ivy.

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