Best Trails for Biking with Kids in Grand Rapids

Pack the snacks & pump up the tires: these kid-friendly bike trails in Grand Rapids are paved & ready for your family to ride!

Fred Meijer Millennium Park Trails (Walker) Explore 18 miles of mostly-paved trails through one of the largest urban parks in the United States! Choose a ride length that’s just right for your family using the convenient Millennium Park Trail Map — or go straight for the Sandy Hansen Shoreline Trails to loop around peaceful inland lakes and bike over scenic boardwalks! After your cruise, cool off together at the Mehney Splashpad and sandy, six-acre beach!

Grand River Edges Trail Loop (Grand Rapids) This popular, 2.1-mile loop is part of the larger Grand River Edges Trail that connects Downtown Grand Rapids to Kent Trails and Millennium Park. Pedal past attractions like the Grand Rapids Public Museum (so the kids can reminisce about riding the carousel) and keep your eyes peeled for anglers as you pass Fish Ladder Park!

Fred Meijer White Pine State Trail (Grand Rapids) Say you traveled (part of) a trail that stretches 92 miles from Grand Rapids north to Cadillac! Hop on the 4.2-mile jaunt from Comstock Park to Belmont and pass by the home of the West Michigan Whitecaps — or try four flat, paved miles from Belmont to Rockford for a cool, mostly-shaded ride. Stop for frozen treats at Rocky’s Dairy Depot, Flavors on the Promenade, Custard by the Dam, or The Pump House in Downtown Rockford before heading back!

Reeds Lake Trail (East Grand Rapids) Coast clockwise around Reeds Lake, one of the area’s largest inland lakes, on a family-friendly, 4.2-mile loop! Soak up lakefront views before you kick off from John Collins Park, and hop off at Hodenpyl Woods to stretch your legs on the Wildflower Trail. Race each other to Jersey Junction for hand-dipped Hudsonville ice cream when you’re through!

Roselle Park Loop (Ada) Experience an enjoyable ride for all ages on paved trails through 240-acre Roselle Park that lead to Grand River views! Keep the ride as short as you’d like (circuited trails through this nature preserve make it easy to head back if anyone’s tired). Have the kids count how many turtles, frogs, and butterflies they find along the way — especially at the Wetland Observation Deck!