Bike or Hike the Trails at Wahlfield Park
6811 Alpine Ave, Alpine Township, MI 49321
Biking trails offer moderate to intense difficulty with tight switchbacks, steep hills, and portions of the trail are cliff-side with a steep drop-off
Trail Length: 6.5 miles
Trail Difficulty: Hiking trails are pretty easy, while the biking trails offer more moderate to intense difficulty.
Dogs Allowed? Yes, but they must be on a 6-foot leash.
Facilities: Restrooms May – Oct
Stroller Friendly? No
Time of Year Accessible: Open year-round, 7 AM – sunset
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If you’re looking for a great park to hike, Wahlfield Park is the place to go. Kids will love the visual scavenger hunt and crossing several wooden bridges along the trails.
Trails are for hikers and mountain bikers.
Enjoy your lunch at picnic tables at the trailhead while the kids play on the playground.
Wahlfield Park is one of over 50 walking trails in West Michigan
The Scoop on the Trails at Wahlfield Park
Wahlfield Park is tucked away off of Alpine and 8 Mile Road and offers 283 acres (yes, you read the right!) of natural land to explore. The trails vary from wooded creek views to endless, open field views.
A large playground is at the trail head along with several picnic tables. We hit the trails first and then rewarded enthusiastic hikers with a snack and playtime!
There are several wooden bridges crossing the creek that makes its way through the park, but the majority of the trails are dirt or gravel–so it’s best to leave the strollers behind.
Need to get the kids excited about a hike? A fun visual scavenger hunt is available; keep little hikers interested as you check everything off your list. What a neat idea!
My preschooler loved leading the way around the winding trails at Wahlfield Park.
It’s pretty easy to find your way back to where you started–so go ahead and let your kids take the wheel on your hike! It was fun to see him make decisions about which way would entail the best adventures (we tended to the direction of the creek and bridges).
The hiking trails are hilly, but nothing too steep. This was a good hike for little kid legs to keep busy without getting tired out.
On Foot or By Bike?
Wahlfield Park is a must-visit for avid bikers as many of the winding trails are designed for just that.
In fact, the trail system in place at Wahlfield Park was designed by The Western Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance.
Add the semi-hilly terrain to the mix between field and woods–and you’ve got what mountain bikers dream about!
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1 thought on “Wahlfield Park: Biking, Hiking and Endless Possibilities for Adventure”
Hi, Caitlin! This looks like a very fun activity! Thanks for sharing this here on your site. 🙂