South Ridge Trail


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Length: 0.3 mi. (about 15 min. start to end)

Surface: mostly sand, with lots of roots

Terrain: Moderate incline (85 ft. of gain /
average grade of 6%, and10% max.)

Markers: none

Dogs allowed? leashed

Trailhead: Mount Baldhead Park or
Oval Beach

Maps: printable / Hiking Project

Description: This trail starts at the top of Mount Baldhead and follows a steep ridge down, ending at a turnaround area on the north side of Perryman Street, near the entrance to Oval Beach. The path offers beautiful views of Lake Michigan, but there are steep sections at both ends. Much of the trail is shifting sand, including a short section at the top of an exposed dune.

Start at Mount Baldhead Park and walk the steps or park at Oval Beach ($) and walk a little of the Woolam Trail.

Trail Management: City of Saugatuck

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