This is a 7.5 mile, brisk paced, hike at Grant Park. We will hike the yellow, brown, blue, red trails and lots of unmarked trails to stitch together a 7.5 mile hike with minimal overlap. You will see plenty of pretty scenery on this hike but this is not a sight seeing hike. This hike is meant for exercise as we will hike at a steady, brisk pace of 3+ mph. This hike will last about 2 1/4 hours. Meet at the Nature Nook parking lot on McEwen Road.
Recommended Equipment: Trekking poles, snacks and water.
Meeting location map link: http://goo.gl/maps/Nk46i
Description of Park:
Grant Park is a 187-acre natural area. Trails in the park lead along creeks and through meadow, forest, prairie, and wetland habitats. The trails are of varying difficulty; some follow ridge lines or bottom lands, while others climb fairly steep hills.
Trail Map: http://www.cwpd.org/pdf_files/grant_park_map.pdf
Park Web Page: http://www.cwpd.org/grant.html