Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Lake
Running is not recommended. Tricky terrain, roots and rocks, and narrow winding trails.
This trail is a lengthy loop with no early cutbacks, so make sure you're prepared. In particular, the region is rocky and hilly and the sun goes down early in the winter. It's very easy to lose the light! The footing is uneven, although it's not particularly difficult, just a long loop. The eastern side of the loop is a little bit more difficult than the western side.
Take South Loop Access
from the parking lot to access this trail. This trail passes through boreal forests through terrain known as the Canadian Shield, and the rocky formations are evident throughout the trail. At the northernmost point in this loop, you'll see a beaver lodge that has created an artificial lake, along with other beaver activity in the area. Be sure to stop at the South Loop Lookout
which makes for a nice rest spot halfway. If desired, connect up to the North Loop
for a longer run.
Flora & Fauna
The diversity of the biosphere is evident at Marble Rock Conservation Area which is rich with flora and fauna. Deer, otter, beaver, blue heron, grouse, frogs, interesting insects and wild turkeys can be seen along the trail. Wildflowers, fungi, mushrooms, lichens, mosses, ferns and many species of trees including mature birch are sights to be seen throughout the conservation area.
Shared By: Ali Ryder