Atwater Loop Trail

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Atwater Loop Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kalamazoo, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

Al Sabo Preserve is an area of northeastern Texas Township, in southwestern Kalamazoo County, Michigan. It comprises 741 acres of marsh, forest, streams, and rolling hills. Numerous trails provide recreational opportunities throughout the Preserve.

hiking
1 month ago

Few elevation changes here and there... scenery changes from deep forest with narrow lane to wider lane or to open prairie? In summary, enough changes in scenery to make it interesting for 5.3 confirmed hiking miles. I saw a white tailed deer, lots of chipmunks and white geese or swan. There is no washroom, no water fountain, no trash can and no markings on trails to tell you where you are.

3 months ago

Fantastic hike with lots of trails for hiking and biking. Short trails in meadows and long ones in pine forests. Beautiful.

3 months ago

Got in a wonderful ten mile hike with a good friend :-) Beautiful place!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike with some nice look outs. Take you're hammock and relax in the woods.

So many great lookout places and several trail heads to experience a new home every time!

5 months ago

I love going out to Al Sabo, it is actually the first place I started going to for hiking. I was taken back by the sheer beauty of the place, natural untouched. Everytime I go it feels like I'm on a different trail. great place to take your dogs- they'll have a blast!!

trail running
5 months ago

Trail markings hard to follow the first time, but great outdoor landscape to explore.

7 months ago

Beautiful network of trails. Several views overlooking lakes. Moderate terrain. Great for dogs. Just be careful. I would download a GPS map to mark your progress. I took a wrong turn and ended up on a different trail that took me a couple miles out of my intended way.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun trail, not marked very well.

7 months ago

if you go behind Kvcc where the windmill is the trail is absolutely stunning. wear bug spray as summer.approaches

9 months ago

Love taking the kids here to hike for a few miles.

walking
9 months ago

Loved the trees and hills. Very busy on the weekends, but absolutely beautiful.

Monday, November 07, 2016

nice and wooded and very quiet and secluded

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

very nice wooded hiking area, can be kind of busy on the weekend though

Sunday, April 03, 2016

such a great place

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

how was the caves ?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Impossible to find for out of towner. Don't follow the directions on this site or use s map app. Finally found it off Texas Dr near Scout Rd.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

IT IS NOT 25 MILE LOOP!!! There is a 3 mile and 2.5 MILE loop. The trails are one way but are not marked very well. on what is a hiking trail and which direction is correct.

Trails are not very technical. it would be good if you wanted to get your young kids into trail riding. It is more for hikers.

hiking
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Great place to trail run that is near Kalamazoo/Portage area!

road biking
Sunday, October 07, 2012

Thanks for this very helpful article.

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