Mountain Biking Trails

Information provided by West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance

Cannonsburg Ski Area

Description: Thanks to the generosity of the Cannonsburg Ski Area property owners, the public is allowed to use this trail. The trails are open from April until November 8th. Please enter and exit the Ski Area property via the bridge located near the main lodge. The bridge near the maintenance building is now closed to foot or bike traffic. The trails are located to the east of the property. The xc loop is about 6 miles long and is marked with white and black arrow blazes. A skills park is located in the wooded area immediately to the east of the ski hills. A downhill run is also located off the xc trail. Due to erosion, please don’t ride up and down the ski slopes. Stay on designated bike trails only. Also, do not ride during the evening of Symphony Picnic Pops (5pm-11pm) every Thursday and Friday during July. There is a kiosk with additional information near the parking area.

Network: Western

Trail Miles: 6

Entry Fees: None

Hours:

MMBA Forum Trail Conditions Thread: Link

Trail Website: Link

Trail Maps: Link

Address: 6800 Cannonsburg Road, Cannonsburg, MI, 49317

Trail Coordinator: Skills: Jason Dew / XC trails: Scott Thenikl, Steve Kunnath

Luton Park Trail

Description: Luton Park is a multi-use trail system. Please yield to hikers and trail runners. There is a total of 9 miles of trail utilizing a stacked loop system with flatter beginner trails (the Blue and Green Loops) and tighter, hillier advanced trails that include logs and rocks gardens (the Yellow, Orange, Red and Black Loops). The area incorporates pines, meadows, hardwoods, marshes and three bridge crossings over Rum Creek. Please avoid this trail after heavy rain due to the high clay content and low marsh areas near Rum Creek. Luton Park is closed to night riding since all Kent County Parks are only open from dawn to dusk. The good news is that this area is closed to hunting but open to bikes and hiking all year long.

Network: Western

Trail Miles: 9

Entry Fees:

Hours: Dawn to Sunset

MMBA Forum Trail Conditions Thread: Link

Trail Website: Link

Trail Maps: Link

Address: 5860 Kies St., Rockford, MI, 49341

Trail Coordinator: Rick Plite, Dave Staublin

Directions: A small temporary parking lot has been built on the north side of Kies St. about 1 mile east of Courtland Dr. In the future plans call for a larger parking lot on 10 Mile Road. Access the trail system via the two-way connector trail. Ride slow and please use caution on the connector trail.

Merrell Trail

Description: Merrell Trail is a multi-use trail system. Unique to Merrell Trail is that the trails are one way traffic assigned by the day of the week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays the bike riders must follow the yellow arrows. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the bike riders must follow the red arrows. Please yield to hikers and trail runners who may be going the opposite direction. There is a …total of 6 miles of trail with an additional 1.5 miles planned for 2013. The mountain bike trail is part of a larger park system that will eventually include ball diamonds, an archery center, soccer fields and a bmx park. The trail is built through an old growth forest unlike any other trail in West Michigan. Beautiful beach trees, giant oaks and maples. Large ravines, marshes and huge side slopes. The trails were mechanically built by Spectrum Trail Designs and included over 3,400 volunteer man hours of hand building! Expect to encounter fast rolling downhills, long climbs, berms, skinny log rides, cedar bridges, boulder roll overs and jumps. The trail is closed to all user groups when wet or during the spring thaw. This trail system is closed to hunting but open to biking, snowshoeing and hiking all year long, including night riding.

Network: Western

Trail Miles: 6

Entry Fees: None

Hours: 24 Hours

Trail Website: Link

Address: 2908 Ten Mile Road, Rockford, MI, 49341

Directions: Just east of the US 131 interchange on Ten Mile Road. A narrow  parking lot has been built on the south side of Ten Mile Road, the drive back is right next to Macatawa Bank. Access the trail system via the west side of the parking lot, there is a sign at the trail opening.