Park managed by Ottawa County
About Musketawa Trail
Address: 15295 8th Avenue Marne, MI 49435
The Musketawa Trail is perfect for any mode of transportation - your feet, a bike, skis, snowmobiles, rollerblades, or even a horse!
There are several trailheads if you want to shorten the trail, and many small towns along the way with fun stops for the kids.
This trail can be bumpy so leave the bike trailers at home.
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
The Walking Path at Musketawa Trail
The 25-mile long trail is wide and paved, with wide gravel shoulders.
Several trailheads are available and a few observation decks meet you along the way.
Hiking Trail Details
The Musketawa Trail runs between Marne and East Muskegon.
Hikers and bikers will pass through orchards, farms and woods throughout their hike. Plus you can see 13 railroad trestles over Crockery Creek!
The historical center of the trail is Ravenna. The Friends of Musketawa Trail installed a 100-year old rebuilt railroad water tower, railroad signs and signals and metal arts bike rack and a railroad caboose.
Hike or bike through open farmland to East Muskegon and connect to the Laketon Trail and then on to the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail.
Stop at Pere Marquette Park off the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail to check out the beach, lighthouse, boating and the WWII submarine Silversides.
Catch a ferry and travel across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
A newer, paved seven mile extension, the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail, goes from Marne eastward to Walker and will eventually connect to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail.
The trail is asphalt, but can be bumpy.
Something Unique About This Destination
The trail got its start as the Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad in 1886.
Musketawa Trail Features
- Dog Friendly
- Free Admission
- Good for Rollerblading
- Hiking Trails
- Paved Walking Path
- Paved Bike Path
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: Portable restrooms are available at the parking areas.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year