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blueBlack Diffendal Loop

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2.0 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 355' 108 m
Descent: -316' -96 m
High: 3,351' 1,022 m
Low: 3,165' 965 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Cedar Point's most popular scenic trail, which includes several geology sites.

CedarPoint UNL

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Bring water. Wear sturdy and comfortable shoes. If sunny, bring a hat or sunscreen. Shut and latch any cow gates once through to ensure cattle stay inside premises.

Description

A 2-mile hike through Alligator Canyon. The trail eventually merges with Swainson Trail. There is a steep hill climb with loose rocks between the first two geology sites. Around the halfway point, you reach the weather station.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Spiderwort, Yucca, Barrel Cactus, Downy Brome, Smooth Brome, Prickly Pear Cactus, Eastern redcedar
Fauna: Prairie Rabbits, Barn Owls, Morning glory, American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing, Redtail Hawk

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