Explore Kent County

Find a Trail

Kent County Parks manages more than 100 miles of trails ranging from simple hiking paths to paved regional trails stretching between communities and parks.

Paved Trails

Multi-purpose Trails in Parks

If you’d like to explore a particular park by foot, bike or rollerblade on a paved trail, you’ll find several great options within our system of county parks. Our paved multi-use trails are non-motorized unless noted.
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Unpaved Trails

Hiking Trails & Loops

Kent County Parks offer many natural settings to hike and explore! Unless otherwise noted, all are open to foot traffic only and are closed to bikes, horses and motorized vehicles.
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Regional Multi-Use Trails

Paved connector trails

Kent County is at the crossroads of several state trails and extended trail networks. The regional trails managed by Kent County Parks link communities, recreation areas, and other attractions.
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Mountain Biking

Maintained Mountain Bike Loops

Through a partnership with the West Michigan Mountain Biking Association, Kent County Parks offers excellent trail rides at Luton Park and Wahlfield Park with varying difficulties.
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Water Trails

Kayaking, Canoeing & Tubing

Several large rivers make Kent County Parks an excellent destination for canoeing and kayaking. Many of our parks offer water trail access points for those looking to explore our area’s beautiful rivers.
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Equestrian Trails

Cooper Creek Park & Spencer Forest

The only bridle paths in the Kent County Park system are located at Cooper Creek Park and Spencer Forest. This interconnected network includes more than four miles of scenic trails.
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Short Trails (< 1 mile) Long Trails (1 mile+) Accessible Trails Nature Observation Cross Country Skiing Other Area Trails

Dogs are welcome on Kent County Trails.*

You must leash and clean up after your dog while in any Kent County Park. It’s the law!
*Dogs are NOT allowed at Pickerel Lake Nature Preserve