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Deer Trail

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 5.0 (1)

The Deer Trail follows the southern edge of the prairie and is a wonderful spot to bird & butterfly watch in the summer.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

1,288' 393 m

High

1,264' 385 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Deer Trail connects the Barred Owl Trail and the Vole Trail. It follows the southern edge of the prairie. It is a flat and wide path that is mowed on a regular basis. There is a hill where the Deer Trail and Barred Owl Trail meet and this section of trail narrows as it goes through the woods.

Flora & Fauna

Common milkweed, goldenrod, lady slipper orchids, daisy, brown-eyed susan, bluestem, hawkeye, columbine, aster, coneflower, bergamot, etc. 13-lined ground squirrel, deer, golden-winged warbler, barred owl, broad-wing and red-tailed hawk, killdeer, sandhill crane, warblers, etc.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nikki Janisin

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Goldenrods in bloom near the prairie platform.
Jun 3, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI
Prairie Flowers along the Deer Trail.
Jun 18, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI
Hiking the Barred Owl Trail.
Jun 18, 2021 near Shell Lake, WI

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