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Moraine View Woodland Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

A really nice, but seldom used trail in the beautiful glacial moraine.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

859' 262 m

High

802' 245 m

Low

65' 20 m

Up

96' 29 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers

No bicycles or motorized vehicles. Pets are allowed on a leash. No camping. Free access.

Description

The Moraine Nature Preserve is easy to access and has no entrance fee. There is ample parking in the gravel parking lot. The trail itself is a nice departure for the region. Unlike many other regional trails that are either flat or have a sandy hiking surface, this trail is never flat and has a hard-packed and rocky surface.

The preserve is part of the Valparaiso Moraine, which was formed by the last ice age. The nature preserve contains a combination of rolling ridges, steep hills, and ponds. The trail is surrounded by a beech-maple forest. There are excellent wildflowers in the spring and migrational birding in the spring and fall.

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Shared By:

Rafi Wilkinson

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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#252

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