South Loop Trail - Critter Trail #2
In Iowa, United States
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The Squaw Creek Park trails are popular with hikers, geocachers, mountain bike riders and horseback riders. However, I don't see many people using the South Loop Trail so I thought I would place a couple of geocaches along this trail to encourage people to enjoy its beauty. The trailhead is about 50 feet south of the designated parking area and is clearly marked. When you get to the fork, go left and cross the creek, then keep right when the trail splits again.
The South Loop Trail starts in a grassy prairie then winds through areas of dense canopy and small clearings along the creek. It is a wide grassy well maintained trail for easy hiking with no steep hills. It is a great place to spot local wildlife ... birds, insects, turkeys, deer and an occasional fox. The trail ends in a loop about 1.2 miles in, so you hike back out the same way you came in.
This is the third of three caches along the South Loop Trail with a critter theme. This cache is a micro cache located a few hundred feet off the trail loop at the far east end of the trail. When you get to the far side of the loop, you will see a critter trail angling off to the left and following the tree line. The critter trail will take you near the cache. The cache contains a log sheet only, so you will need your own writing instrument.
Cache placed with permission from Linn County Conservation and Squaw Creek Park Ranger.
*** Congratulations to shabs and JDLC1936 for making the hike on a very hot day to claim FTF ***
Last Updated: on 4/17/2014 1:21:58 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:21 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum