Luton Park is a family friendly multi-use park with 9.7 miles of interconnected trails. The park features a native prairie, pines, hardwoods, marshes and three bridge crossings over Rum Creek. Luton Park trails were designed for mountain-biking and have made the park a well-known regional attraction for this use. Hiking, trail running, bird watching, cross country skiing and snow shoeing are popular activities in the park. The trails are closed to the use of motorized vehicles and equestrian riding. All trails are accessed by the main trailhead parking area off 10 Mile Rd.
5950 10 Mile Rd NE
Rockford, MI 49341
May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Luton Park is best known for it’s excellent network of mountain biking trails. Here are some quick things to know when biking at Luton:
- The Luton trails were designed as a stacked loop system.
- All trails ride in a counter-clockwise direction.
- The trails are closed to motorized use and equestrians.
- Luton Park is also closed to night riding since all Kent County Parks are open only from 7 a.m. to sunset.
- The Blue and Green loops are flatter beginner trails
- The Yellow, Orange, Red and Black loops are tighter, hillier, more advanced trails that include logs and rock gardens.
- Bikers should yield to foot traffic on the trails.
- Please avoid these trails after heavy rain due to the high clay content and low marsh areas near Rum Creek.
The West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance has been instrumental in planning, building and maintaining Luton Park’s highly active trail system. Volunteers contributed more than 1,500 hours of labor to build the trails which were planned to minimize erosion and user conflicts following the design standards of the International Mountain Biking Association.
Check out the Friends of Luton Park Facebook page for current trail conditions and volunteer opportunities.
Luton Park features scenic woods, wetlands and open fields, including a prairie restoration area with an observation deck. These habitats are home to many species of birds, wildlife and plants.
Other Trail Activities
Hikers, trail runners, cross country skiers and snow shoers also enjoy the extensive network of trails at Luton Park.
The length of each of the colored loops is shown on the park map. The blue and green loops are the easiest while the yellow, orange, red and black loops are more challenging. In the southern area of the park where a prairie restoration is in progress, the Prairie Overlook Trail is open to foot traffic only.
Throughout the park’s other trails, mountain bikers are asked to yield to foot traffic.