DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
91 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

over grown

hiking
2 months ago

Short, but sweet. A nice, heavy-cover, natural trail, with plenty of wildlife. It's fairly well maintained by IDNR. A word of caution though... the trail is lined (right and left), with Poisoin Ivy and Poison Oak. Strongly recommend wearing long pants! Again, this is a heavy-cover trail with very dense foliage. It traps the heat/humidity in like sauna. Be sure to hit yourself with insect repellent. If you stop to take a pic, the bugs will swoop! Also, do a good tick-check once you emerge from the woods. Had none, but with that amount of cover, you can't be too safe!
Okay, the trail has a very slight drop and rise. Nothing too difficult, but the trail has some swampy areas, that I imagine after a good rain, would turn this trail into a serious mess! My last comment is in regard to finding the trailhead... it is just off the road, and sign-marked. But if you blink, you will pass it. Once I was close (after passing it twice), I needed to switch to the AllTrails map, to zero in on it. There is just enough room for two cars to park roadside.