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An easy loop featuring woodland and prairie.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Loop

894' 272 m

High

861' 262 m

Low

70' 21 m

Up

70' 21 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The southwestern area of the trail features a nature play area for children as well as animal enclosures near the main building.

Need to Know

Parking and trails are currently open 8am - 4pm Mon - Sun. Restrooms are available, drinking fountains are not.

Description

The eastern side of the loop travels through woodland, and past the edge of Bulrush Pond. The Phantom Prairie Trail heads east from here to make a longer loop if desired. Turning west and southwest, it heads through open prairie.

On the southwest side there is a nature play area. On the south side, a very short spur leads to a blind on Crabtree Lake with a telescope where waterfowl can be observed.

Just before the end of the trail are bird enclosures housing a Red-Tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Turkey Vulture.

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Scott S

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#370

in Illinois

#35,918

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