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Towner's Woods Scenic Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop that travels through the most scenic trails of the park.


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3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

98%

Runnable

1,122' 342 m

High

1,069' 326 m

Low

169' 52 m

Up

167' 51 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Overview

A scenic loop showcasing the best trail sections in Towner's Woods, including lake views, wood bridges, marshes, and forest.

Need to Know

Two pit toilets at the parking lot. The nearby bridge is closed to car traffic, but can be walked over if you park on the south side of the bridge. Use Ravenna Road to the north to drive directly to the parking lot.

Description

This route follows the trails near the shoreline of Lake Pippin, with plenty of views of the water and in birding season, plenty of birds along the water's edge. It then meanders back into the wooded areas, eventually overlooking the blueberry marsh section. It then cuts back towards the starting point, taking you across the summit of the sledding hill. The final leg brings you through a spacious canopy section that leads back to the parking lot where you began.

The trails are extremely well-marked, and very obvious. There are some sections with mild elevation, and rooted areas throughout. Can get muddy in certain sections after heavy rains.

Flora & Fauna

In spring and summer, you'll see and hear a lot of birds, including songbirds and barred owls. There are beavers in the lake, and sometimes deer in the woods. It gets pretty buggy once the humidity rises.

History & Background

The unique building in the parking lot is the Historic Brady Interlocking Railroad Tower. There is also a Historic Hopewell Indian Mound site in the park, which can be visited near the beginning of this route.

Contacts

Land Manager: Portage Park District

Shared By:

George Coghill

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Sunset over Lake Pippen
May 15, 2021 near Kent, OH
Overlooking Lake Pippen on Lakeside Trail.
May 15, 2021 near Kent, OH

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