Read this Before You Hike at Provin Trails Park

2900 4 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids Township, MI 49525

The Scoop on the Trail

Provin Trails Park in Grand Rapids Twp is a great escape from city life without really needing to leave the city. Provin provides natural paths through the woods, up dunes, and over hills and valleys.

If you follow the main trail around in a loop, it’s not quite a mile long, making it a quick hike that’s good for kids of all ages. And dogs love it, too!

You can easily make it more (or less) of a hike with lots of smaller paths that twist through the park.

  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult, sandy trails with lots of hills.

  • Dogs Allowed? Yes, but they must remain on a leash at all times.

  • Facilities: Port-a-Potty

  • Stroller Friendly? No

  • Time of Year Accessible: Open year round from 7:00 AM – sunset.

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Provin Trails has lots of Unique Delights for Kids

We grabbed a pair of binoculars on our way out the door and saw lots of squirrels and birds up close. If you meander far enough you may even spot a teepee constructed out of natural materials!

There’s a small dune located in the center of the trails. In the eyes of my preschooler this required shoes and socks off and plenty of running up and down.

Who would have thought you could escape to the beach in the middle of Grand Rapids?!

This is a new favorite stop for our family! My four year old liked the adventure of picking your own path through the woods and up the dunes. My toddler loved how busy it was; plenty of people to smile at as we passed.

I enjoyed the challenge of a good hill and the resistance in the sandy paths. Of course, our dog was exceptionally happy with this trail, too.

Grab a Book On the Go!

The dense pine forest was filled with people in camping hammocks. What a great way to unwind after a busy day! 

Remembered the hammock but forgot that novel you’re reading on your nightstand? KDL offers an extensive digital library that you can borrow from using your library card.

Using apps like Hoopla and cloudLibrary, you can borrow books, movies, and music from the KDL collection to your phone, eReader, or tablet from the comfort of your hammock! Pick a family-friendly favorite book to download as an audiobook and get cozy at Provin Trails Park.

All the West Michigan Parks and Trails Your Family Needs to Know About

Discover even more parks in our list of Favorite Grand Rapids Playgrounds. Trail seekers will find plenty to explore in our list of Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails around Grand Rapids.

Or, use this map of all the playgrounds, trails and dog parks around West Michigan to find your next family adventure!

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