Just beyond the noise and traffic of Beam Avenue, a sanctuary from the hubbub of urban life awaits you at Maplewood's Kohlman Creek Preserve. A canopy of stately oaks and a grove of boxelders invites birds, squirrels, and intrepid hikers seeking shade.
Kohlman Creek meanders through the preserve on its way to Kohlman Basin. While you wouldn't want to wade here, the creek is picturesque and the sound of running water enchants. The Bruce Vento Trail runs along the preserve's western boundary, sitting high above a small meadow full of light and sunshine.
Terrain & Trails
The site is relatively flat, and there is a short section of paved trail along Hazelwood. Hiking is difficult off trail to tall grasses. Bicycles are permitted on paved trail only.
The preserve is located at the southwest corner of Hazelwood Street and Beam Avenue.
The entrance is located on Hazelwood.
Street parking is available on Hazelwood.
There are no restrooms or drinking water at the preserve.