Iris Loop Trail
1.6 mile loop
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elevation change of 96 feet.
described as an easy woodland trail,
is two miles in length with only a moderate elevation change along the
way. Beginning a Cherry Gap, the trail heads north toward Bear Paw Path.
At Bear Paw the trail loops back around making its way to connect again at
the one-mile point.
Traveling from Grassy Gap toward Bear Paw the trail forks at the 1/2-mile
mark. At this point you can go left or right, it's your choice. Taking
either direction, you will shortly come upon Bear Paw Path, a town street
over which you will travel briefly until you come upon the trail again.
of the openness of this trail, many wildflowers and shrubs are visible
during spring and summer. Bring a berry bucket in case it is blackberry
season (usually mid to late July into early August.) There is also a small
cave beside the trail. See if you can find it. If you are into
cross-country skiing, this trail is the perfect spot just after a new