Battleground Lake State Park & Chelatchi Prairie Railroad Trail Hike

Hike Distance: 7.3 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1263.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 882 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 166802 feet

My wife started work again today but came home early, and we decided to go to the Battleground Lake area.  It started out as a cool day but turned very warm later in the day.

We initially went around the lake, and noticed that a new dock and fishing pier had been installed!  They looked very good and the pier was especially robust.  We didn’t stay in the beach area very long as it was very crowded, being the last full day before school begins.

Next, we headed around the upper lake trail and then headed out to the Chelatchie Prairie Rail Trail.  As I mentioned a while back, the owner of a lot that borders this trail had started a new subdivision, and the road has already been completed.  There are street lamps along the road, and there is even a cedar chip path that leads to this trail, but the gate was locked.  I wonder if the tentative new home owners realize that they will be sandwiched between two busy rural roads and an active railroad line?

We headed back to the car on the quick side as my wife’s feet have been very sore since our vacation to Eagle Cap Wilderness!  A nice day.