Wahlfield Park features a main recreational area that also serves as a trailhead for its extensive network of trails that explore a hilly mix of woods, creek valley and open fields. Most of the natural-surfaced trails are open to mountain bike use. The park is easy to find, located at the intersection of M-37 (Alpine Ave.) and 8 Mile Rd.
6811 Alpine Ave
Alpine Township, MI 49321
May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Picnics & Group Events
The open shelter at Wahlfield park is one of our larger shelters, with 18 tables accommodating up to 144 people. The shelter also includes two separate grills and is located adjacent to the playground and near the restrooms. In addition to the reservable shelter, Wahlfield Park also offers a smaller shelter that is available on a first-come first-served basis only.
Changes in Store!
There are big changes coming to Wahlfield Park. Some of these include trail upgrades, new entry and facilities, a new area for events, and the first off leash dog area in the Kent County Parks department!
Cross Crossing Skiing
In the winter, Wahlfield Park is a great place to explore on skis, with its rolling hills and mix of woods and open fields. The trails are not groomed and may also be used for fat tire biking. Be aware that restrooms at the park are closed from November 1 through April 30.
- Various loops are possible from the parking lot ranging from 0.5 miles to 4.3 miles
- Trail is ungroomed and many segments are open to mountain bikes in the winter
- Parking area is generally plowed on weekdays
- No restrooms available Nov - April
Interconnecting loops of varying distances and difficulties wind through the forests and fields of Wahlfield Park. The Western Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance designed the park’s trail system, and has been largely responsible for trail construction and maintenance. For more information and updates on trail conditions, visit the WMMBA’s Wahlfield Trail page on Facebook.
Kids will have plenty to do when you visit the park, thanks to the two large play structures and a big swing set. The playground is adjacent to the large group picnic shelter (shelter A) and is surrounded by benches for those who are a little less energetic than the kids!
Here’s a great activity for families or other groups visiting Wahlfield Park. It’s a fun challenge for kids and it’s easy for adults to oversee since all the hunt is limited to the playground and large shelter area. Click here to download our Wahlfield Park Visual Scavenger Hunt, prepared and donated by volunteer Shane Smith.
All the trails at Wahlfield Park are open to hiking, running and just plain exploring. Dogs are allowed but they must remain on leashes. The trails are closed to equestrians and motorized uses.