Knapp Valley Forest

Natural-surfaced hiking trails explore wooded hills and valleys in this scenic 87 acre undeveloped natural area. To access the main trailhead, use the parking lot on the north side of Knapp Valley Forest Elementary School and follow the path around the back of the school’s ball diamond.


4255 Knapp Valley Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525


May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Off-Season Information


Hiking Trails

Knapp Valley Forest is an undeveloped natural area featuring a network of natural-surfaced trails. These trails wind through forested hills and valleys, offering scenic views and a sense of remoteness. The trails in the southern end of the park were re-routed and rebuilt in recent years by crews of volunteers from various community, college and corporate groups.


Although the park itself does not have a playground, a large playground is available at the adjacent Knapp Valley Forest Elementary School. Parking for the park and trails is in the school parking lot and the playground is adjacent to that.

Knapp Valley Forest