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Tallmadge Woods and Crows Nest Loop

Saugatuck, Michigan



2.1 miles

Elevation Gain

303 ft

Route Type



Added by Francesca Zeitler

Tallmadge Woods and Crows Nest Loop is a loop hike in the Tallmadge Woods Nature Preserve near Saugatuck, MI.

Crows Nest Loop is a quiet hike on publicly accessible land. It takes you along dunes that hover above the Kalamazoo River. The loop leads you to an overlook with views of Ox-Bow Lagoon and Lake Michigan. This loop is suitable for all levels and is about a 2.1 mile hike. 

The trailhead can be tricky to find. The trailhead entrance is at the end of Park Street in Saugatuck just before Ox-Bow School of Art (Private Property). Park in the parking lot at Mt. Baldhead on Park Street then continue down the paved road on foot (You can't drive down the road as it is for residents only but you can walk it!). There is a map at the trailhead entrance and an arrow pointing to the start of the trail. 

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