Patreon February-March Featured Hikes – Zone 5 (Great Plains) & Zone 6 (Great Lakes States)

Zone 5

Great Plains (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma)

North Dakota

PC Mike, All Rights Reserved

Gooseberry Park Trail

3.5 mile loop; 90ft. elevation gain; Easy to Moderate

Forest; meadows; views; river; Fargo

Gooseberry Park Trail Guide

South Dakota

PC Beth, All Rights Reserved

La Framboise Island Loop

4.0 mile loop; 29ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; meadows; views; river; Pierre

La Framboise Island Loop Trail Guide

Iowa

Fire Tower via Saddle Trail

5.4 miles out & back; 521ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; river; fire tower; views; Yellow River State Forest

Fire Tower via Saddle Trail Guide

Nebraska

PC wht_wolf9653, CC BY-SA 2.0

Rock Island Trail

13.4 miles out & back; 215ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; pond; Lincoln

Rock Island Trail Guide

Kansas

PC DOOMTROLL, All Rights Reserved

Indian Rock Trail

0.9 mile loop; 45ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; meadows; river; waterfall; Salina

Indian Rock Trail Guide

Oklahoma

PC Granger Meador, CC BY-SA-ND 2.0

Childers Trail, Frank Trail, and Wilson Trail Loop

3.7 mile loop with two lollipop spurs; 387ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; views; meadows; rocks; Keystone Ancient Forest

Childers Trail, Frank Trail, and Wilson Trail Loop Trail Guide

Zone 6

Great Lakes States (New York, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois)

Minnesota

PC Joe Passe, CC BY-SA 2.0

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge, Long Meadow Lake, and Bluff Trail

7.0 mile loop; 236ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; creek; pond; Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge, Long Meadow Lake, and Bluff Trail Guide

Wisconsin

PC Joshua Mayer, CC BY-SA 2.0

Big Eau Pleine Park Loop

6.9 mile loop; 223ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; lake; views; Mosinee

Big Eau Pleine Park Loop Trail Guide

Illinois

PC Kevin Chang, CC BY-ND 2.0

Montrose Bird Sanctuary

0.5 mile loop; 12ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; views; Chicago

Montrose Bird Sanctuary Trail Guide

Indiana

PC David Owens, All Rights Reserved

Sodalis Nature Park Trails

2.3 mile loop; 75ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; pond; Indianapolis

Sodalis Nature Park Trails Guide

Michigan

PC Melissa, All Rights Reserved

Bird Hills Trail

4.9 mile multiloop; 393ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Forest; river; Ann Arbor

Bird Hills Trail Guide

Ohio

PC J. Todd Poling, CC BY 2.0

Airplane Rock and Chapel Cave Loop

4.4 mile lollipop loop; 626ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; views; stream; waterfall; Hocking State Forest

Airplane Rock and Chapel Cave Loop Trail Guide

New York

PC DavezPicts, All Rights Reserved

Reeves Brook Loop Trail

3.8 mile loop; 872ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Views; forest; creek; rocks; Harriman State Park

Reeves Brook Loop Trail Guide

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