Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Preserve Loop

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Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Preserve Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ann Arbor, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

In 2007 the Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Foundation donated 51 acres including farmland, oak hickory forest and a buttonbush swamp to Legacy Land Conservancy. Located on the south side of Ann Arbor, the preserve lies immediately adjacent to Lillie Park with an interconnected trail system. If you start your walk at Johnson from the parking lot you can enjoy a mile-long trail which passes through active farm fields, enters the forest and loops around the button bush swamp on the Harlie Smith boardwalk. A couple connectors to Lillie Park’s trails branch from the woodland trail. Fall colors are especially nice in this woodland. On your walk notice large oak and hickory trees marked with blue circles. These trees were marked at some point as “keepers” for the housing development that was to take place before the land was preserved by Legacy.

hiking
4 months ago

Johnson Preserve is a beautiful little woods. It tends to be a bit wet well into the summer, but has boardwalks over the wettest parts. The trail connects to the Lillie Park South Loop trail system, which is how I get to Johnson Preserve. The Preserve and Lillie Park South are a beautiful combination.