Crow’s Nest Trail (Tallmadge Woods)

Intermediate/Difficult:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Length: 1.7 mi. (about 7o min. loop)

Surface: sand and dirt with lots of roots

Terrain: Steep (357 ft. of gain /
average grade of 8%, and 23% max.)

Markers: a few arrows

Dogs allowed? Leashed

Trailhead: north end of Park Street

Maps: (no printable map) / Hiking Project

Description: Park at Mount Baldhead Park and walk to the end of Park Street. Turn left and walk up the hill about 100 yards; the trailhead is on the right. The trail starts on a low path and gradually rises to 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 passes close to buildings that art part of the Ox-Bow School of Art. Tallmadge Woods is a conservation easement owned by the City of Saugatuck and managed by the Land Conservancy of West Michigan.

Trail Management: City of Saugatuck / Land Conservancy of West Michigan

1 Comment

  1. The trail was mostly hard-packed snow today, but there were a few short icy spots. I was happy to have a trekking pole.

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