The Al Sabo Land Preserve covers 741 acres complete with over 14 miles of trails that serves as a groundwater supply for the city of Kalamazoo. It was opened to the public for hiking, sking and biking back in the early 70's but was closed in 1992 due to extreme erosion caused by the many mountain bikes using the trails. After many hours from volunteers restoring the eroded trails, it was reopened with the condition of bikes being restricted to just 7 miles. The other 7 miles are open to cross country skiing, hiking and horseback riding.
My dog Dory and I hiked and skied this entire trail several times over a few weekends. It's a wonderful place of nature with signs of deer and coyote everywhere.
Entrance is on Texas Drive. Bikes are to travel one way on designated trails.
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