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Crooked Lake Loop Trail

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Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 38' 12 m
Descent: -45' -14 m
High: 752' 229 m
Low: 707' 216 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Lucy Murphy

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A well-used trail heading to Crooked Lake, that is mostly for birding and fishing.

Lucy Murphy

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake

It may be hard to get to this trail in the winter as roads are not plowed, and it may be muddy in the early spring.

Need to Know

Perfect area for wildlife watchers and runrs.

Runner Notes

It is possible to run on this trail, especially if you are staying in Ely Lake County Campground and you are looking for another running trail. The trail is flat and clear of obstacles, so there is no problem.

Description

From the red gate to Crooked Lake, the trail is in great shape, and the tread is clear to follow and flat. The trail traverses through a nicely wooded area with numerous bird sounds including honking. A little trail work is needed to complete the loop, but that doesn't interfere with getting to Crooked Lake. Trail may be damp in February, March, and April closer to Crooked Lake with seasonal rains. There is still area to run, but you may have to go a little off trail to avoid mud.

Flora & Fauna

Woods are on both sides of the trail, so trees galore.

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Trail headed to Crooked Lake to view wetland dependent wildlife.
Apr 28, 2018 near Fennville, MI
Crooked Lake Loop Trail parking lot and entrance
Mar 16, 2018 near Fennville, MI

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