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Lewiston Prairie Trails Park Loop

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These trails are a clever reuse of a wetlands area that once was settling ponds from a city sewage system.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

1,181' 360 m

High

1,142' 348 m

Low

39' 12 m

Up

47' 14 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

ADA Accessible Most of the trails are relatively flat mowed grass

Family Friendly Trails are short and mostly flat making it easy for small children to navigate. There are lots of wild flowers, wetlands, and prairie plants close to the trail. Rabbits are always out in number.

Need to Know

There are no fees to visit this park. There is a porta-potty at the parking lot.

Description

This loop is a wide grass covered trail that starts at the parking lot then travels about a quarter-mile west along the top of an old berm to a tee in the trails. The loop continues to the northwest for another tenth of a mile where there is a gradual turn to the east. The trail passes through an area with a nice stand of evergreens to the north then continues on slightly uphill and past the entrance road and parallel to a county road for about four-tenths of a mile.

The loop then continues to the south for a little over a tenth of a mile passing by farmland and trees on the east and wetlands on the west. The loop makes a slight turn to the southwest for about another tenth of a mile climbing up the side to the top of a large berm with farmland to the south. After about a quarter-mile due west there is a small rest area with a bench and table and a nice view to the south and west of the surrounding area.

The next part of the loop has a short section that is relatively steep as it travels down to the bottom of a small creek bed then climbs back up to the top of a berm. There is another rest area with a bench and views nice views of the head a local creek. The loop continues back for about a tenth of a mile to the tee first encountered at the end of the first leg. The first leg of the loop is then taken back to the east to the point of beginning at the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

The area has nice mix of prairie plants and animals on the higher parts and wetlands plants and animals on the lower parts. Migratory birds are present in season and rabbits are always out in force.

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Patrick Ness

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