Allegan Pine Plains Natural Area

Easy/Intermediate:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Length: 1.6 mi. (about 55 min. loop)

Surface: Dirt, a few roots

Terrain: Mostly flat (138 ft. of gain /
average grade of 3%, and 8% max.)

Markers: ? wide trail, not well marked

Dogs allowed? Leashed

Trailhead: 126th Ave., east of Old Allegan Rd.

Maps: (no printable map) / Hiking Project

Description: A trail through savanna and dry prairie with typical plants such as black oak, little blue-stem, Pennsylvania sedge, bird’s-foot violet, ragwort, wild lupine, hairy puccoon, and dwarf blazing star. Lots of wildflowers throughout spring, summer and autumn. Home to the federally endangered karner blue butterfly.

Trail Management: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

1 Comment

  1. The path is covered with leaves right now and for me it was hard to follow. If you like being sure of a trail, I would wait until it has been cleared in the spring.

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