KNC TRAILS, 7000 N. Westnedge Avenue
Prairie Pathway loops | 0.7 mile/0.5 mile | Easy
Easy walk through fields to a reconstructed prairie that is awash with color from May through September.
Arboretum Loop | 0.5 mile loop | Easy | Accessible
Enjoy easy pathways with favorites including the Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden, Sculpture Tour, and Nature’s Playground.
Fern Valley | 0.8 mile loop | Difficult
Steep descent to small pond. Look for signs of deer and wild turkeys. Huge maples can be found in the sugar grove.
Ridge Run | 0.7 mile | Moderate
Hike through woodlands, pine plantations, and old meadows. Includes a short, steep climb.
Habitat Haven | 0.7 mile loop | Easy | Accessible
Accessible trail through pond, fen, stream, and forest habitats with a spur trail into the middle of the fen.
Beech Maple | 0.7 mile loop | Moderate
Hike through an old growth beech-maple forest along a stream. Spring wildflowers bloom abundantly and owls can be heard.
River Walk | 0.2 mile | Easy
Follow Trout Run to where it empties into the Kalamazoo River. Discover aquatic life in the stream or watch birds along the river.
Cooper's Overlook | 0.2 mile | MODERATE
Hike along a ridge overlooking Trout Run Stream. Find many wildflowers in the spring and colorful foliage in the fall.
Raptor Ridge | 0.4 mile loop | difficult
Climb to one of the highest points in the county for views of the Kalamazoo River valley. Examine rocks in the old gravel pit.
Bluebird Trail | 2.7 mileS loop | DIFFICULT
Trek to the southern border of KNC through the 140-acre prairie, into the forest, and back through the gravel pit.
DELANO HOMESTEAD TRAILS, 555 W E Avenue
Pioneer Woods | 0.6 mile | Moderate
Take a tour into the past and visit the DeLano Homestead, the pioneer log cabin, and the sugar shack (buildings open for special events).
Wilderness Trail | 0.3 mile | EASY
A mowed grass trail running past the farmyard and into the woods. Look for animals near the small streams along the trail.
Source Pond | 0.9 mile | Moderate
Walk through farm fields and forest to the pristine Source Pond. Look for pileated woodpeckers, turtles, and other wildlife.
Green Heron Ravine | 0.5 mile | Moderate
Hike through a young forest and past small ponds to a tunnel under North Westnedge Avenue.
Trout Run | 0.8 mile | Moderate
Walk in a mature forest overlooking Trout Run Stream. A cattail marsh borders the stream.
Headwaters Trail | 1.0 mile loop | Difficult
This challenging trail heads through towering tulip trees and successional saplings along the edge of the Trout Run watershed.