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Little Tom Swamp Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 45' 14 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 745' 227 m
Low: 715' 218 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Little Tom Swamp Trail is moist in the spring and a fabulous wetland for productive ecosystems.

Lucy Murphy

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The only time to stay away from this area is November 15 to November 30, when white-tail deer rifle hunting is in season.

Runner Notes

This might not be the best area to run because of the varied levels of terrain and the spring wetlands.

Description

The Little Tom Swamp Trail takes you through some of the great swamp wetlands of Ely Lake Campground. It starts at the Wakazoo Trail (aka Northwest Trail), winds past Little Tom Lake, and connects to Fallen Forest Trail and Two Track Trail. Other than springtime, you should not have any difficulty keeping your feet dry. It is easy enough to run on this moist trail in the springtime by hopping over some moss-covered terrain.

Flora & Fauna

You're sure to hear frogs croaking in the spring.

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Little Tom Lake in the background.
Jan 27, 2018 near Fennville, MI
Swamp Trail in dry season
Jan 28, 2018 near Fennville, MI
Springtime when the swamp is wet.
Jan 27, 2018 near Fennville, MI

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