Merrell Trail in Rockford, MI

Park managed by West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance

About Merrell Trail

Address: 8320 Belmont Ave NE Rockford, MI 49306

Two-wheeled thrill seekers will love the excitement and variety on the mountain bike paths at Merrell Trails.

This park is geared toward intermediate and experienced riders as it has a number of fast descents, table top jumps, roots, rocks and elevated bridges and structures.

While this park is open to pedestrians as well, it was designed specifically for mountain bike riders.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate

Merrell Trail is a multi-use trail system.

Unique to Merrell Trail is that the trails are one way traffic assigned by the day of the week. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays the bike riders must follow the yellow arrows. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the bike riders must follow the red arrows.

Please yield to hikers and trail runners who may be going the opposite direction.

Hiking Trail Details

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.

Merrell Trail Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking Trail
  • Restrooms

Facilities: Restrooms are available

Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas

Time of Year? Open year round from 7 AM to sunset