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Trail #486

Intermediate
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A short trail with a creek crossing that takes you to Saltpeter Cave.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

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Point to Point

562' 171 m

High

533' 163 m

Low

41' 13 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Cave · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Trail #486 crosses Lusk Creek as soon as you start; while the creek can usually be crossed in boots without getting wet, you should prepare for 6-10 inches of water. Trail #486 is a short trail that leads to Saltpeter Cave and then connects to Trail #457.

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Ed Glass

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#137

in Illinois

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Taking a break in Saltpeter Cave.
Mar 7, 2018 near Harrisburg, IL

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