Explore the most popular trails in Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very short walk. Finding a place to park can be a challenge. Did this trail several years ago while geocaching.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Very pretty trail, just need to keep an eye on the path because there are pigmy rattlesnakes around. I can't wait to go back when the flowers are in bloom. Only issue I had was dogs are supposed to be on a leash and some woman let her dog just run around. Wish people would follow the rules! Otherwise a lovely little trail, very pretty and easy to hike.

nature trips
Saturday, July 12, 2014

This trail is a nice escape from the heat of campus. It offers numerous quiet places for sitting and enjoying a bit of nature. This preserve once offered many nice and interesting attractions, including gardens of native insectivorous plants. Unfortunately, the preserve seems to have fallen into disrepair. When I visited in July, 2014, the native plant gardens were overgrown and many trees had been recently cut (possibly due to storm damage). This natural area is too small to simply leave logs alongside the trail like when managing larger parks and trails. It's a real shame that this wildflower preserve isn't maintained well. While there was a sheltered display board at the beginning that might have once held maps, information, and so forth, it was barren during my visit. Nevertheless, it was a blistering hot day on campus, and I enjoyed sitting by the pond for a few minutes.

trail running
17 days ago

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Monday, August 08, 2016