John A. Woollam Trail


Rating: 3 out of 5.

Length: 1.6 mi. (about 50 min. out and back)

Surface: dirt and sand, with some roots

Terrain: Moderate incline (204 ft. of gain /
average grade of 5%, and 12% max.)

Markers: white post with blue strip

Dogs allowed? Leashed

Trailhead: Chain Ferry, Saugatuck

Maps: printable / Hiking Project

Description: The trail winds through wooded areas on either side of Perryman Street, allowing bathers to hike from the Chain Ferry to Oval Beach without worrying about cars. There are a few very short steep sections and at a couple of points where you have to look carefully for the next sign. About halfway through is a deck with benches, overlooking a ravine.

Trail Management: City of Saugatuck