Forest Hills Trails

True to their name, the Forest Hills Trails take you on a scenic tour through the rugged ravines, rolling hills, lush woodlands, wetlands and streetscapes of this picturesque community where the great Thomapple River joins forces with the mighty Grand.

This extensive network of nearly 50 miles of paved pedestrian paths, boardwalks and several covered bridges were developed through the cooperative efforts of Ada Township, Cascade Township, Grand Rapids Township and Kent County Parks.

The trails offer stunning views of the community's natural features while connecting local residents with the shopping districts of Ada, Cascade and Knapp's Comer, as well as several township and county parks. The Forest Hills Trails are a great way to explore this scenic area, but be advised that some of the trails, especially along Knapp and Bailey roads, are very hilly and can be a bit challenging.

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Trail Resource Guide

Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Bill & Paul's Sport Haus Bill & Paul's Sport Haus
1200 East Paris Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 458-16841
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TerraTrike TerraTrike
4460 40th Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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Village Bike Shop - Cascade Village Bike Shop - Cascade
2844 Thornapple River Drive
Cascade, MI 49546
(616) 285-1670
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West Michigan Bike & Fitness West Michigan Bike & Fitness
4300 Chicago Drive
Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 531-9911
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West Michigan Bike & Fitness West Michigan Bike & Fitness
2839 East Paris Avenue
Kentwood, MI 49512
(616) 942-1880
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Trail Groups and Developers
Ada Township Ada Township
7330 Thornapple River Drive
Ada, MI 49301
(616) 676-9191
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Cascade Charter Township Cascade Charter Township
2865 Thornhills SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 949--1508
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Grand Rapids Charter Township Grand Rapids Charter Township
1836 East Beltline Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 361-7391
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Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
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Prein & Newhof Prein & Newhof
3355 Evergreen Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 48525
(616) 364-8491
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West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance
2939 Wilson SW #403
Grandville, MI 49468
(616) 498-0339
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West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition
PO Box 325
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 485-7805
Web Link
Tourist Information
Experience Grand Rapids Experience Grand Rapids
171 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Kent County Parks Department Kent County Parks Department
1700 Butterworth Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534-7065
(616) 632-7275
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Trail Supporter
Cycle Safe Cycle Safe
5211 Cascade Road SE, Suite 210
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 954-9977
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DTE Energy DTE Energy

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Fox Subaru Fox Subaru
6045 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 226-5928
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Kent District Library Kent District Library
814 West River Center NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-2007
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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Mercy Health Physician Partners Mercy Health Physician Partners
245 State Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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Rapid Wheelman Rapid Wheelman
PO Box 1008
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 827-3342
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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Sinas Dramis Law Firm
3380 Pine Tree Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 394-7500
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