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    Elsa Rupp Nature Trail

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    0.8 km
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    3 m
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    The Elsa Rupp Nature Trail is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Reconnect with nature and escape the stressors of the real world as you meander along this scenic route. Boasting a peaceful environment, this is a relaxing adventure.

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    Route Description for Elsa Rupp Nature Trail

    Relax and reconnect as you meander the Elsa Rupp Nature Trail. Explore the enchanting forestlands of red firs, ponderosa pines, mixed conifers, and wildflowers and lush undergrowth as you wander along the gurgling waters of Big Springs Creek. A hidden gem, this route is mostly ventured by locals seeking a tranquil walk, so let’s keep this between us, shall we. Indulge yourself in the beautiful environment and let the fresh air fill your lungs.

    Your adventure along the Elsa Rupp Nature Trail begins from the trailhead off North Old Stage Road. Setting out from here, wander northwest into the woodlands, and you will shortly confront an intersection. Here, keep right hiking north further into the wilderness. Eventually, the path will curve east, crossing a footbridge over Big Springs Creek. From here, the route will hug the curves of the soothing creek, lulling adventurers into a state of relaxation.

    Ultimately the trail will complete the circuit, diverting you north and back to the trailhead, marking the end of your tranquil adventure.

    Getting to the Elsa Rupp Nature Trail Trailhead

    The Elsa Rupp Nature Trail departs from the trailhead off North Old Stage Road.

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      Yes - On Leash

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