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Hike through the woods to a breathtaking view of the Oxbow and Lake Michigan.


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1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Loop

791' 241 m

High

637' 194 m

Low

359' 109 m

Up

354' 108 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Park at Mount Baldhead Steps (no parking at Crows Nest trailhead). Walk north to the very end of Park Street. Go left (West)and proceed up the hill about 50 yards; the trailhead is on the right.

You start on a low path that passes close to the Ox-Bow School of Art. The trail gradually rises to a peak called the Crow's Nest, where the view will knock your socks off! On the way back you follow a ridge high above the river. The trail gets steep at several points and there are lots of roots.

The trail is located in Tallmadge Woods, a conservation easement owned by the City of Saugatuck and managed by the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Saugatuck

Shared By:

Chris Clark

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Crow's Nest view
Nov 18, 2020 near Douglas, MI
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Nov 18, 2020 near Douglas, MI
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Nov 25, 2023
Benjamin Algera
From the Mt Baldy parking lot 2.7mi — 1h 06m
Sep 10, 2023
Benjamin Algera
Aug 15, 2022
Blythe Murphy
1h 30m
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