This trail is good for Hiking Biking

  • Length: 2.25 mi
  • Surface: Natural
  • Organization: Little Traverse Conservancy
  • Trail Website:

A small parking area leads to a system of trails all with easy hiking. The 168-acre preserve has over 1/2 mile of frontage on Minnehaha Creek, a spring-fed trout stream that flows through the preserve on its way to Crooked Lake. A footbridge provides access to a loop on the far side of the creek. Hardwood forest is the dominant habitat, followed by cedar swamp, pine plantation, and meadow. Old two-tracks wind their way through the preserve as remnants of past logging days. 

Access to the preserve is plowed in the winter. Trails are not groomed, but they are used quite regularly by school groups and neighbors.


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

Trail Photos


UV Index

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