John Hauberg Indian Museum Loop via Blackhawk Road and 45th Avenue

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4.4 mi
Distance
2 hrs 34 min
Time
terrain
131 ft
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Overview

Great beginner trail or trail for the family with small children. Make it as long or as short as you like, most of the trails intersect. Moderate to easy loop trails, because of their length, you decide on difficulty. There is a Sauk Indian museum on site as the park sits on what was the village of Saukenuk; The capital of the Sauk Nation, check https://www.blackhawkpark.org for hours. Park is free and is open sunrise to 10:00 PM, but the trails close at sunset.
The South and North sections are connected by a walkway over the highway. Both sections have ample parking, restroom, facilities, picnic areas, grills, shelters and playground equipment. All trail surfaces are natural earth trails and trails wind through a wooded Nature Preserve.

Trails on South side at times are close at times with a path width of one to two feed. Stay on marked trails in this area as new trails have been made to replace washed out trails. These trails can be muddy after a rain or flood. Trails on the North side are four to five feet in width and are clearly marked. A number of trails interconnect making it easy to lengthen or extend your hike.

The lodge and museum are located on the South side of the park (park map https://www.blackhawkpark.org/docs/ParkMap.pdf). The South side trails, along with the trail down the center of the North side are interpretive trails and the sites are numbered.

Getting Started

Trailheads are located near all of the parking lots and all of them can become loop trails. All Trailheads are well marked.

Taking Children

Great beginner trail or trail for the family with small children.


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    6 months, 3 weeks ago
    South lower trails along the river can be muddy when it rains and are closed when it floods. There is a grass maze for children near the museum.
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