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Pine Canyon Trail

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 3.7 (3)

This trail is only a half mile long and circles a pond full of dragonflies.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

538' 164 m

High

516' 157 m

Low

8' 3 m

Up

23' 7 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The area that Pine Canyon Trail passes through was a gravel quarry after World War II, used in the construction of Highway 71 that passes along the southern border of the park. The soils over which the trail traverses are a beautiful combination of rusty reds, tans, and cream, and the spotty appearance of the soils makes the 20 foot bluffs look like a paint horse or a calico cat.

The trail loops around a small pond that is often home to an abundance of dragonflies.

Flora & Fauna

There is a pond in the center that is home to 15 species of dragonflies. This small depression is rimmed with pine trees, which offer a shady hike around the pond.

Contacts

Shared By:

Maggie Daum with improvements by Makenna Henderson

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