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8280 6 Mile Road, Rockford MI 49317

About this Walking Path
A one-mile natural surface hiking trail loops through a large pine plantation on the park's north end and crosses a creek.

The northern 80-acre section of the park is hilly with a mix of pine stands, wetlands, natural woods, and open areas.
Townsend Park connects to the paved Cannon Township Trail, which is great for walking or biking.

Cannon Trail is four miles long, winding through Townsend Park, woods, open areas, marshes, and wetlands, and eventually ends at Cannon Township Center at 6878 Belding Rd NE, Rockford.

You can also access the 1-mile long starter mountain biking trail from the Cannon Township Center. The Cannon Township Mountain Bike Trail loops through the woods and is a great way to test out mountain biking without a big commitment.

Trail At-a-Glance
• Trail Length: 4 miles

• Paved Walking Path, Natural Hiking Trail
•Trail Difficulty: Easy

• Trails are Stroller-Friendly

• Dog-Friendly

Open:
Open year round from 7 AM to sunset

8748 Je-NE-Be Dr NE, Rockford MI 49341

About this Walking Path
The quiet and secluded one and a half mile trail loops through the forest. The hike is a fairly easy one, although there are some hills.

There are benches scattered throughout the trail for taking a rest or enjoying the forest. Be sure to pack along bug spray, as the two lakes and trees draw the bugs.

Trail At-a-Glance
• Trail Length: 1.5 mile loop

• Natural Hiking Trail
•Trail Difficulty: Easy

• Dog-Friendly

Open:
Open all year.

5950 10 Mile Rd NE, Rockford MI 49341

About this Walking Path
Almost 10 miles of well-marked trails for hiking and biking.

The green loop (shortest) is mostly shaded and weaves through woods and over a tranquil creek.

The blue trail is double the length of the green trail, but is relatively flat and also recommended for younger kids.

The yellow, orange, red and black loops are a bit more challenging.

Trail At-a-Glance
• Trail Length: 10 miles

• Natural Hiking Trail
•Trail Difficulty: Easy

• Dog-Friendly

Open:
Open year round, 7 AM to sunset

8320 Belmont Ave NE, Rockford MI 49306

About this Walking Path
The 6 miles of trail is built through an old growth forest. Beautiful beach trees, giant oaks and maples. Large ravines, marshes and huge side slopes.

Merrell Trails is well marked with arrows and intersection posts displaying marker numbers and maps.

Since it was built for mountain bike riders and consists of shared trails, it may be best to leave little wandering hikers at home.

The mountain bike trail is part of a larger park system that will eventually include ball diamonds, an archery center, soccer fields and a bmx park.

Expect to encounter fast rolling downhills, long climbs, berms, skinny log rides, cedar bridges, boulder roll overs and jumps.

The trail is closed to all user groups when wet or during the spring thaw. This trail system open to biking, snowshoeing and hiking all year long, including night riding.

Trail At-a-Glance
• Trail Length: 6 miles

• Natural Hiking Trail
•Trail Difficulty: Moderate

• Dog-Friendly

Open:
Open year round from 7 AM to sunset

6300 Belshire Ave, Belmont MI 49306

About this Walking Path
Rogue River Park has a natural surface hiking trail through the woods along the river. The main loop is 1.25-miles long, with several short spurs to parking areas.

The hiking trails can be accessed from the White Pine Trail trailhead off Belmont Ave NE (6240 Belmont Ave in Belmont). This is separate from the main recreation area off Belshire Ave NE
The park also serves as a trailhead for the multi-use paved White Pine State Park Trail.

• Natural Hiking Trail
•Trail Difficulty: Easy

• Trails are Stroller-Friendly

• Dog-Friendly

Open:
May 1 through October 31: Open from 7 AM to sunset

6001 Ramsdell Rd NE, Rockford MI 49317

About this Walking Path
Visitors to Pickerel Lake will enjoy great views of the lake and surrounding woods while you walk the two mile loop.

The most popular part of the walking trail is the stroller-friendly boardwalk that extends out into the lake.

Or opt to follow one of the many off-shoots from the main trail for a more rigorous hike on challenging terrain.

Natural surface trails with a few hills.

Trail At-a-Glance
• Trail Length: 2 mile loop

• Natural Hiking Trail
•Trail Difficulty: Moderate

Open:
Open year round during daylight hours