Trails

Big Slough Trail 

Open Season: Open year-round (Sunrise to Sunset) 

Length:1.5 miles 

Location of trail: Starts at the Discovery Center boardwalk 

Surface and Difficulty: Boardwalk, ADA Compliant, trail hard backed gravel 

Information: The Big Slough trail begins and ends at the front of the visitor center and winds through several types of habitats, including wetlands, woodlot, and prairie. 

Cox Lake (Maddux Monument) Trail 

Open Season: Open year round (Sunrise to Sunset)

Length: 0.6 miles 

Location of trail: east side Big Slough Auto Tour 

Surface and Difficulty: Mowed Natural Surface, Easy Trail 

Otter Slough Trail 

Seasonal from Jan 2nd - May 1st (Weekdays only, Excluding Federal Holidays)

Open 8:00am - 3:00pm 

Length: 1.54 miles 

Location of trail: Start at Refuge Field Office 

Surface and Difficulty:  Mowed natural surface, easy trail 

Butterfly Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.10
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Cox Lake Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.55
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Bunting Shortcut Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.04
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Flycatcher Shortcut Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.09
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Hickman Birding Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.47
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Otter Slough Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.21
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Peninsula Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.14
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Warbler Shortcut Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.03
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Big Slough Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.17
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Roger's Pond Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.02
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