Ideal Park in Grand Rapids, MI


Best Greater Grand Rapids Bike Trails for Families

When it comes to warm-weather things to do, going for a bike ride is a classic!

Whether you’re looking for an urban trail, mountain bike trails, or something in between, the options in greater Grand Rapids are almost endless. 

Use this list of the best West Michigan bike trails to help your family find a great place to pedal.

bikes at the beach

West Michigan Bike Trails You’ll Love

Training wheels or not, if you have a way to transport bikes to a different location, you’ll have miles of Michigan to explore.

You can do an easy one or two mile ride on a paved path, or venture out for something longer or more challenging.

There are many Grand Rapids bike trails that hook up to other parks or scenic areas, and many include ice cream pitstops.

Our family loves biking the White Pines Trail at Comstock Park and riding to Rockford for dinner and then topping it off with ice cream at the end of the trip back in Comstock Park. Find this trip and other great family bike paths listed below.

PS – Bike trails are just one part of the expansive parks systems around Grand Rapids. If you don’t have your bike with you, you can still enjoy hiking trails, parks & playgrounds, and even splash pads.

Park Managed by City of Wyoming
Ideal Park Bike Trail
5843 Crippen, Grand Rapids MI 49548
Paved Walking Path, Natural Hiking Trail
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Stroller Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Bike Ride Best For: All ages

A paved pathway provides a connection to the Inter-urban Bike Trail.

More About Ideal Park

The Playground at Ideal Park
The newly renovated playground is over a rubber surface and features Wyoming's first rope enhanced play structure.

Kids will love playing on the colorful equipment that includes tube slides, tire swings, monkey bars and merry-go-round.

Restrooms are located nearby the playground.

Something Unique aout Ideal Park
Ideal Park was initially developed in the 1930s, prior to the incorporation of the City, and is one of the oldest parks within the City.

In July 2014 the park was hit by a tornado, resulting in the loss of over 90% of the park's trees, many of which were 100 to 300 years old.

Park Features

  • Accessible
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Basketball Court
  • Creek Stomping
  • Fishing Pond
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Soccer Fields

musketwa trail is one of Grand Rapids Bike Trails
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2 thoughts on “Ideal Park in Grand Rapids, MI”

  1. What a great list! I love riding bikes with my family and it will be fun to have some new destinations in mind. It is a bit of work right now because we have a tag-along plus a Burley and then our 2 adult bikes and 1 child bike to transport- that means we do a lot of neighborhood rides. Do you have any tips on how to get so much gear from point a to point b easily?

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