The Prairie Trail offers a sharp contrast to Secor's dense woodland trails. Restored in the early 1980's, it is one of Metroparks first restoration sites. The stars of this prairie are the many varieties of native tall grasses, including Switchgrass, Indian grass, Cordgrass and Big bluestem. Through the growing season, a parade of colorful prairie wildflowers intersperses among the grasses to add bursts of orange, purple and yellow to the striking display. Look for the abundant varieties of insects, butterflies and orb-weaver spiders making their homes within the prairie's depths.
Parking for this trail can be found at Walnut Grove Area and the Secor Center parking lot.