North Swan Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews
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North Swan Creek Trail Loop is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Allegan, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

river

Starting at the parking lot on the north side of 118th Avenue, the trail begins behind a red gate blocking vehicle traffic. The trail travels along the creek and can be a bit challenging at times. There are trees that have fallen over the trail and some require some maneuvering to cross them. Definitely doable, but you may need to use your hands for gripping at times.

hiking
23 days ago

This trail is a real ankle twister, you are walking on a slanted slope nearly the whole way, one wrong step and you’re in the river. There are treacherous trees to limbo under and swarms of insects everywhere you look. The trail seems never ending and is not well marked. I would rank this trail as hard due to the unforeseen turmoil on the trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Great run, despite some moments where you need to stop and crawl over logs. Found a few ticks on me afterwards as well, FYI.

hiking
2 months ago

The east bank trail is close to the river edge, nearly all the way to the turn around. Footing is rarely flat and there are several fallen trees to climb over or under. This makes for a great hike! Really enjoyable! We saw several people fishing for steelhead and a section where a beaver really went to town on small trees. On the way down the west bank, we met Lynn, who was maintains the trail. The west bank trail is pretty much a walk in the woods, along the ridge over the river. It’s part two-track and part trail. We covered the trail in about two hours.

hiking
3 months ago

My kind of trail, quite primitive. I did loose the trail a couple times but got back on without to much trouble. I would rate it as moderate to difficult with a few quite difficult areas on the east side. Using trekking poles was mandatory for me. I liked the solitude, variety of terrain and nature. Will do this one again.

hiking
4 months ago

Very beautiful trail along the winding swan creek. Lots of biodiversity with unique setting. Only downside is the trail is very narrow or undeveloped in areas.

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Sunday, June 04, 2017