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Pine Canyon Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 8' 3 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 538' 164 m
Low: 516' 157 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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

Maggie Daum

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.

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