The trail follows a gated forestry road and gradually ascends an impressive ridge. The makes a large loop before returning to the valley below. Midway up you can take the narrow footpath which follows the top of the ridge before reconnecting to the forestry road loop. Along the way, you’ll see a working, sustainable forest that features everything from an invasive black locust grove that the Conservancy is working to eradicate to mature northern hardwoods of all ages, including portions that will remain un-harvested. This is a woodland trail that is especially beautiful after a heavy snowfall, or in the fall when the colors are at their peak. One caveat; the trek down the back side is much steeper than the gentle ascent.
If you are looking for a great hiking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing trail, then the Krumwiede Forest Reserve off Wheeler Road near Glen Arbor should be on your list of places to visit.