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Dresser Island Levee Trail

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 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A flat wildlife hike.


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5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

Loop

448' 136 m

High

418' 127 m

Low

142' 43 m

Up

140' 43 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

Migratory birds have used the Mississippi as a guidepost along their annual migrations for centuries. This is a way stop along that journey. Think about how you feel when you are on a long road trip and you stop, exhausted, at a hotel to rest.

Do you want some unleashed dog or random child charging at you so someone can take a cute photo as you and your family flee in terror? Of course not. Be considerate.

Need to Know

During some seasons, you'll share this tract of land with hunters.

Description

This tract is part of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Area. From the parking lot, cross a rocky bridge over Brickhouse Slough. The doubletrack trail is a loop that takes you along the slough going clockwise.

On the far side you peregrinate along the Mississippi River. The return leg takes you through a prairie. The trail looks like it should hold water and be muddy for a long time after a rain, but I haven't seen that.

Flora & Fauna

Migratory birds

History & Background

Named for Thomas Dresser who owned some land hereabouts once upon a time.

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Rick Ihnat

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Ducks seen through binoculars with sinister looking crosshairs.
Mar 5, 2021 near Alton, IL

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Feb 27, 2021
Rick Ihnat
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