Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Allegan State Game Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
18 hours ago

I have skied this trail before, but decided to hike it today. Flat trail, easy to follow and 95% in the shade, so it's a great trail for sunny and warm weather.

birding
2 months ago

Short trail accessed from two-track at Ely Lake Campground. Trail starts behind red gate and is well used and clear. Parking is there, but it's only about a mile from the campground on two-track. Perfect for trail running or viewing wetland dependent wildlife.

hiking
8 months ago

Short trail and you might see some wildlife here. This trail can be started by taking the Ely Lake Loop trail from Ely Lake Campsite or you can drive from the campsite to Little Tom Lake. In the spring, this area can be a little damp so be prepared. It is a swamp. By June it is dry and you won't have a problem walking the trails. It you like the wetlands and what the wetlands offers, this is the trail. Of course, it is good for mileage and discovering nature.

hiking
8 months ago

Best place to start this trail is from Ely Lake Campground and start walking around Ely Lake. Trail splits and one of the trails takes you to Little Tom Lake. The part of the trail to Little Tom Lake is heavily used and a little wet in the spring. Still doable, it's just damp. After you get to the two track road to Little Tom, the other side of this trail is not as well used. It takes you through a marshy area that is a bit wet in the spring. The marshy area is a great way to explore with appropriate boots. The area dries up in June. It's neat to venture around a marsh.

hiking
8 months ago

I love this trail! It is a trail marked with yellow dots and though the fallen forest area, the trees are flagged with yellow ties. To get to the trail, you have to start hiking around Ely Lake and then you will connect to this trail. The trail winds through the forest, among fallen trees, through a lost cemetery and back to the trail to Little Tom Lake. You can even venture here. I was not able to get to the Bravo Unit Wildlife Refuge because of the overgrowth, but with a little perseverance, I believe it is possible. Something is funny about the terrain in this area. If you look on google earth, you see a funny pattern in the land. Must have something to do with farming, that's all I can guess.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
8 months ago