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Eagle Creek Crest South Short Loop

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A nice route along the water and back.


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3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Loop

864' 263 m

High

790' 241 m

Low

271' 82 m

Up

270' 82 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Overview

A 4-mile introduction to the beautiful ravines and creeks adjacent to Eagle Creek Reservoir with Bald Eagles and nest.

Need to Know

The 56th St Bear entrance is undergoing renovation with a new gate with a short ADA trail under construction.

Description

This is the short loop from the 56th St Bear entrance on the West side of reservoir using the original trail network out and the new 'trunk' connector trail back. The original singletrack dirt trails going North are comprised of wooded short ups and downs as it works it way along the reservoir opting to the right of the many inner social connecting trails.

At approx 1.7m take a left turn up the hill versus continuing straight along the bottom. This left turn will take you 0.3m to the new southbound trunk trail which is a wider, gentler dirt trail with bridges and a more graceful wandering through the woods. There are currently two unfinished steep ravines to traverse which have construction markings for possible stairs.

Flora & Fauna

Many birds; pileated woodpeckers, hawks, herons, gulls, sandhill cranes, eagles, owls, coyotes

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Marc Devine

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Levee crossing
Mar 29, 2021 near Clermont, IN
Bald Eagles nest
Mar 29, 2021 near Clermont, IN
The Bear parking lot at 56th.
Mar 29, 2021 near Clermont, IN
Great blue heron
Mar 29, 2021 near Clermont, IN
Bald Eagle playing hide-n-seek
Mar 29, 2021 near Clermont, IN

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Mar 27, 2021
Marc Devine
4mi — 1h 30m