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Distance:
0.6 Miles / 1.0 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~18 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Palomita Nature Reserve
Town:
West Olive, Michigan
Directions:
42.960738, -86.217246
Added:
January 15, 2020
Updated:
January 16, 2020
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12 '

Total Change
23 '

Ascent
20 '

Descent

The Palomita Nature Reserve Trail at the Palomita Nature Reserve in West Olive, Michigan is an easy 0.6-mile out-and-back trail that features a beautiful hike through the woods that runs adjacent to Little Pigeon Creek.

The Palomita Nature Reserve, maintained by Consumer's Energy and the Land Conservancy of Michgan, is a microcosmic representation of the Great Lake Region marsh ecosystem.

Situated near the Campbell Power Generation Plant on Lakeshore Drive in Ottawa County, Michigan, the preserve has a boardwalk/marsh overlook (not part of this particular trail log), and extends both East and West of Lakeshore Drive.

From the trailhead, proceed East, paying careful attention to the limited signage so as not to disturb private property to the South, sensitive environment areas throughout, or to trespass on Consumer's Energy land where there are high-tension electrical wires.

Parking:
Roadside parking at the trailhead is available on Lakeshore Drive to the south of the preserve - at the coordinates provided.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Features and Amenities:
– Marsh overlook with seating
– Abundant opportunities to view wildlife
– Rustic trail
– Leashed dogs allowed
– No alcohol permitted
– No hunting of any kind permitted
– No trash receptacles; pack in, pack out!
– No camping, no fires
– No horses

Explore 16 trails near West Olive, MI
  1. Parking

    42.960738, -86.217246
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.961155, -86.217268
  3. Power lines and end of trail

    42.961253, -86.212722
    Power lines and end of trail
  4. Trailhead sign

    42.961147, -86.217183
    Trailhead sign
  5. View of Little Pigeon Creek

    42.961417, -86.212903
    View of Little Pigeon Creek
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0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Trail added
January 15, 2020
Hiked on
January 01, 2020
Updated on
January 16, 2020

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