The trails at Wege Foundation Natural Area are marked with color-coded blazes on the trees. The natural surface trail is 1.5 feet wide. The average grade is 1%, the maximum grade is 6%. The average cross slope is less than 2%.
The trail map outlines 4 different loops that span both Wege Foundation Natural Area and the neighboring Wittenbach Center property. From west to east:
- The Purple Trail leads visitors on a 0.64 mile loop through a sunny prairie filled with native wildflowers. This mowed grass loop is 6 feet wide and is mostly flat.
- The Yellow Trail, including connecting trails, is 0.96 miles long and takes visitors through a sandy forested area. The natural surface trail is 1.5 feet wide. There are interpretive signs throughout this route and the northern tip of the loop overlooks a wetland.
- The Orange Trail is 1.4 miles long and connects the Wittenbach Center and Wege Foundation Natural Area properties. It contains two loops that guide visitors through oak savanna and oak forest habitats and along bubbling Lee Creek. The northernmost loop includes a spur that leads to a wetland overlook. Reg Cridler’s cabin is located on this loop.
- The Blue Trail is 0.64 miles long and provides similar views to the Orange Trail along a shorter route. It meanders through the oak savanna and oak forest between the Wittenbach Center and Wege Foundation Natural Area and spurs to overlook Lee Creek. Stop by the photo monitoring station on this route to help capture the ongoing restoration of the oak savanna.