Shorter, steep stair climb up a dune to lake views. Parking can be tricky in busier months.
The Cascade Peace Park is perfect for hiking. The trails go up and down through hardwood forests and are absolutely brilliant in the fall. If you are hiking Grand Rapids, this one has to be on your list. Jogging strollers would do okay here, but there are sandy parts. Please leash your dogs. Access off Bolt Dr and Grand River Dr.
Aman Park is worth the stop, especially in spring for wildflowers. This Grand Rapids park is a popular spot in every season. A hit with hikers and dogs alike, you will love the little creek, bridges, and more. The trails are mostly sandy, well-maintained, and have a few decent hills throughout. The main loop is 1.5 miles. Located on Lake Michigan Dr- approximately 6 miles west of the City.
Over 10 miles of hiking trails, mostly paved. The Fred Meijer Millennium Trail Network connects with Kent Trails and with a City of Grand Rapids trail along Wealthy Street SW, as well as connecting with the park’s Recreation Core, where it follows an enjoyable route around the perimeter of Lake Leota. The park offers many other amenities as well.
40 acres of forest, wetlands, and meadow. Trails are covered in wood chips and mostly flat, so it’s a great spot for younger hikers. There are plenty of water features ( with places to stop and look for wildlife. There are a few small bridges on the one mile of trails at the Grand Rapids hiking spot.