“The Yellow Loop is a 2.4-mile trail through farmland, meadows, and forest.”
— Mae Axelrod
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Easy, well-maintained trails with a variety of views.
Open from dawn till dusk every day.
The Yellow Loop
is an easy hike through Stroud Preserve taking the hiker past wetlands and through woodlands and farmland. It begins at the same location as the Green Loop
and the Red Loop
near the small parking lot along Creek Road.
The trail skirts farm fields and forests, occasional dipping into the trees. The trail is open to horseback riding and has a few mucky spots where the horses have pounded the dirt into mud (depending on season and recent weather).
Excellent for hikers, dog-walkers, and families interested in a day out. Well-marked and maintained. Excellent place to view foliage in the fall.
Flora & Fauna
Birds include Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, and Field Sparrow. Part of the Laurels, King Ranch, and many others. A great spot for bird watchers due to the diverse habitats on this preserve.
Meadows filled with native grasses such as purpletop, switchgrass, and big bluestem, and wildflowers such as ironweed, goldenrod, and milkweed.
The woodlands are dominated by red oak, tuliptree, beech, and maple.