Kent Trails is a 15 mile, non-motorized paved trail that is a collaborative effort between Kent County Parks, the cities of Grand Rapids, Grandville, Walker and Wyoming and Byron Township.
Traveling through these six jurisdictions, the trail follows abandoned railroad lines, surface streets and easements to provide a linear parkway stretching from John Ball Park and Millennium Park to Byron Center.
Four main trailheads provide access to the trail. At the north end, the North Millennium Trailhead is at the northernmost end of Millennium Park, near the John Ball Zoo. At the south end, there's a trailhead in Byron Center on 84th St. Along the way, spur trails lead to trailheads at Johnson Park and Douglas Walker Park. You can also access the trail at any cross street along the route.
Kent Trails is accessible to people with disabilities. Since most of the trail follows abandoned railroad lines, the trail is predominantly level with no sharp turns. If you're a beginner at roller blading or cross country skiing, this is a great place to start.
On the map below, Kent Trails is shown as a teal-colored line like this: