Cosner Nature Preserve

This trail is good for Hiking

  • Length: 0.89 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
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The trail system at Cosner & Bennet Barnes Nature preserve passes through a mixed landscape of both intact and recovering natural communities. The .4 mile loop traverses an old field. The .8 mile loop crosses several bridges and boardwalks while passing through swamp, hardwood forest and Bennet Creek. The creek flows through the preserve and empties into the Jordan River shortly after crossing the eastern property boundary. To help navigate the preserve please check out and download the Trail Map.  A parking area, preserve sign, informational kiosk and trailhead are located on the east side of Highway M-66 about 2.5 miles south of East Jordan. The preserve is across the road from the Wagbo Peace Center.


Note: Not all sections of each trail are approved for every activity listed for the trail as a whole. Please click on individual trail sections to see approved activities for that section.

Map Legend

  • Trail Head
  • Historical Site
  • Beach
  • Natural Feature
  • Campground
  • Park
  • Cultural Interest
  • Scenic View
  • Educational Interest
  • Visitor Center
  • Emergency Care
  • Water Access
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
  • Trail Friendly Business


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