Favorite Grand Rapids Bike Trails for All Ages
Family bike ride season is here! 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 1- or 2-mile ride on a paved path, or venture out for something longer or more difficult. There are many Grand Rapids bike trails that hook up to other parks or scenic areas, and some even include ice cream pitstops (think Rockford or Caledonia trails).
One local 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.
Hard core mountain bikers will enjoy bike trails like Merrell Trail or Wahlfield Park. Just search for “moderate” paths from the list below and get ready to ride!
West Michigan Bike Trails You’ll Love
Grand Rapids bike trails are found in local parks, state parks, or are part of a larger network of trails that interconnect.
Search by location, trail make-up or difficulty level and get ready to feel that cool breeze on your face as you explore West Michigan!
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About Lakeshore Trail
Address: 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd Holland, MI 49424
Lakeshore Trail is 20 miles of rolling hills, curves and beautiful sights.
It follows Lakeshore Drive and connects Grand Haven State Park to Holland State Park. It also crosses through beach parks and natural areas - Rosy Mound, Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.
Because the trail runs along Lakeshore Drive, pedestrians and bikers should watch out for cars coming in and out on driveways in residential areas.
Lots of activities along the way to break up your walk or ride - beaches, parks, dunes, playgrounds and more. Parking is available at several of the parks.
Good access points are Holland State Park, Rosy Mound, Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
The Walking Path at Lakeshore Trail
Trail is 20 miles of asphalt and offers lots of rolling hills, which makes it more moderate in difficulty. It is more of a roadside trail than a nature trail.
Lakeshore Trail Features
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Good for Rollerblading
- Lake or River
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year
Like These Grand Rapids Bike Trails? Here are More Trips to Try
Want more of our great Michigan outdoors? Here are more ways to get outside.
- West Michigan hiking directory
- Grand Rapids Best Parks & Playgrounds
- Local Splash Pads & Outdoor Pools