E.L. Johnson Nature Center Loop is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bloomfield Hills, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length0.9 miElevation gain39 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyCross-country skiingHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeWildlifeNo dogs
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The E.L. Johnson Nature Loop is a 0.9-mile trail that is located in a forty-acre nature preserve. The mulched trail parallels the perimeter of the nature preserve and runs along a creek, over rolling hills, through wooded areas and wetlands. The E. L. Nature Preserve itself has nearly 2 miles of interconnected trails, a Visitor Center, wildlife rehabilitation pens, and a four-acre lake. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed.

E.L. Johnson Nature Center 3325 Franklin Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

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Sven Kranz
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Good trail with lots of birdwatching opportunities. Only downside is proximity to noisy Telegraph Rd

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Jackie Childs
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Nice place to get the kids into nature for a short bit. Bring boots.

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Thomas Willis
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Suzy Shipman
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A superb walk not too far from home. So many signs to read and learn from, enclosures for injured wildlife who are being rehabilitated. A perfect hike for families with small children.

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Dawn King
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Alessandro Piscioneri
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Dan Alexander
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Beautiful trails. A ton of deer. Not too busy.

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Dawn King
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Beautiful morning nature walk. Great view of pond from different parts of trail.

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Shane Reid
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The trail was nice. Cool that you can pet the rescued deer. A little noisy near the back of the trail because it’s near Telegraph. Overall cute experience.

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Rinny Nayso
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Nice green trail with streams, meadows, woods, a pond and rescued animals. Great for kids. Restrooms are supposedly open, but didn't try myself.

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Brian Brown
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John Gutowski
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Jordan Falbs
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lovely trail, I love the look outs!

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S B
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Matt Jackson
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Tom Barnes
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Easy access and several trails intertwine through woods with some elevation changes, a stream, and lake. A respite. There is a nature center, a couple of cabins demonstrating settler-style existence, bird feeders, and a few pens with previously injured deer, a hawk, and an owl. Child friendly with signage, open year round, and has programs like maple syrup gathering. Nice and easy on about 40 acres.

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Jodi Fadool
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Beautiful! Saw three wild deer. Also has an injured deer enclosure with 2 deer - Sunshine and another. Met sweet couple Nancy and John, who bring carrots and apples for Sunshine. Bring some next time!!

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Randy Eschels
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Fresh snow. Sunshine. What could be better? Won’t be long for maple syrup!

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Randy Eschels
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Beautiful hike on fresh snow

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Diane McCormic
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The E.L. Johnson Nature Loop is a 0.9-mile trail that is located in a forty-acre nature preserve. The mulched trail parallels the perimeter of the nature preserve and runs along a creek, over rolling hills, and through wooded areas and wetlands. The E. L. Nature Preserve itself has nearly 2 miles of interconnected trails, a Visitor Center, wildlife rehabilitation pens, and a four-acre lake.

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Diane A
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Randy Eschels
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Lauri Smith
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Vickie Southworth
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Bob Klann
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Johnene Koganti
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Jared Kreft
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Michael Jan
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