ElevationAscent: 311' 95 m
Descent: -101' -31 m
High: 853' 260 m
Low: 641' 195 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“An at-times steep trail featuring excellent vistas of Beanblossom Creek's floodplain.”— Erika V
"Dogs are welcome if leashed at all times. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog." - Sycamore Land Trust general rule.
The path is consistently narrow. It's frequently in close proximity to - and at times crosses - some quiet, private properties. The trail is well-marked with white rectangles so trespassing issues are easily avoided, but there is one spot of concern: from a wider path, be sure to take a sharp right turn (south) onto a much narrower path as you descend towards a private residence, about ½ mile in.
Yellowwood Trail is likely named due to its historic proximity to Yellowwood State Forest (not in direct relation to the rare tree Cladrastis kentukea). In years past, this trail was a small part of the much longer historic Yellowwood Trail created by Ken Tuxhorn in 1949, which crossed Yellowwood State Forest. There's more information on the history of this trail here: sycamorelandtrust.org/2016/…
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A great variety of oaks in the Red and White groups.
Birds: "woodpeckers, yellow-billed cuckoo" - Sycamore Land Trust
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Land Manager: Sycamore Land Trust