Hiking

Silhouette Trail

Take a walk next to birds in flight!

The Silhouette Trail is the newly renamed ADA accessible trail that meanders through Hawk Mountain's ridge-top forest between the Trail Head and South Lookout. This alternative route to South Lookout is 900 feet long and does not exceed an 8.3% grade, making it wheelchair accessible. 

The trail currently features a trail-side gallery with life-size, in-flight silhouettes of 7 species of endangered and Near Threatened eagles from around the world, including the Beaudouin’s snake-eagle, the black-and-chestnut eagle, the crowned eagle, the eastern imperial eagle, the greater spotted eagle, the Madagascar fish-eagle, and the Philippine eagle. 

The one-of-a-kind silhouettes will remain in place through the summer. This is the third series installment; previously the display has featured endangered vultures from around the world and endangered Latin American raptors. In the future, other species of raptors will be featured, as well.

A free brochure describing these displayed raptors is available at the trail entrance, and you can also download it by clicking here

 

american trails intl award winner graphic

In May 2017, this trail won the Trail Accessibility Award from the American Trails National and International Awards for being a successful trail project that demonstrates integration of accessibility characteristics into its design and construction. For more information, click here

 

Cozen O'Connor