Blodgett Marsh Trail
ElevationAscent: 13' 4 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 548' 167 m
Low: 524' 160 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
Current trail conditions
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“A lollipop loop through open prairie and marsh”— Eric Ashley
Family Friendly Kids can easily handle this trail, and will enjoy meandering alongside its tall grasses.
On the other side of Prairie Creek, a mown path meanders deeper into the prairie giving visitors a glimpse into a tallgrass landscape that once dominated the area. As you near areas of standing water, be on the lookout for birds and wildlife.
The trail eventually splits to form a lollipop loop that brings visitors near the park boundary before returning back to the south and reaching the stretch of trail on which they arrived.
Shade is almost non-existent, so come prepared with plenty of water and sunscreen on warm and sunny days. Long pants and sturdy footwear are recommended.