Muskegon Biking and Hiking

Enjoy miles and miles of paved bike trails or rustic single tracks for biking or hiking in Muskegon County.

Our 3 state parks offer many options for hiking trail systems. Cyclists have access to the 22 1/2 mile Hart-Montague Trail or the 26 mile Musketawa Trail running from Muskegon and ending all the way in Marne.

Also, the new 12 mile Muskegon Lakeshore Trail winds through beautiful views of Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake and the city of Muskegon.

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

The nearly 10 miles, the paved Muskegon Lakeshore Trail is designed to provide users a convenient, relaxing and safe cycling environment with beautiful views including Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake, sand dunes, parks, and gives you a tour of the City of Muskegon.

You can reach the trail directly from the Lake Express terminal. You can bike to the beach by following Lakeshore Drive west along the dedicated bike lane to Pere Marquette Park. The trail loops around the park and includes great views of Lake Michigan, the South Pier Light Station and the Muskegon Channel while providing access to attractions and dining options.

By traveling east from the Lake Express terminal along the Lakeshore Trail, you will reach Downtown Muskegon, Heritage Landing and the paved north portion of the trail which follows Shoreline Drive and Muskegon Lake.

The Lakeshore Trail gives you pedestrian access to historic and maritime attractions, dining venues, lodging options and seasonal festivals.

Parking is available at Pere Marquette Park (southern trail head), Heritage Landing (approximate mid-point), the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve (North Muskegon trail head), as well as various marked spots along Lakeshore Drive.

The Lakeshore Trail is ideal for beginners with plenty of places to park and rest along the trail.

Maps – Click Here for Trail Map

Additional Info – Visit their web site

The Musketawa Trail

The Musketawa Trail is a 26 mile paved recreational trail, from Muskegon to Marne , past farmlands and wetlands, over creeks, and through villages. It’s a four-season adventure for the outdoor enthusiast, living healthy and having fun.

The trail can be enjoyed by bikers, snowmobilers, horseback riders, inline skaters, cross-county skiers, wheelchair travelers, hikers and nature lovers.

View the Musketawa Trail Map

Additional Info – Visit their web site

Hart-Montague Trail State Park

The Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22.5 mile trail passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route.The trail can be used for hiking, bicycling, cross-county skiing and snowmobiling. Horseback riding is allowed on portions of the trail but never on the asphalt portion. The trail now extends into Whitehall.

Maps – Trail Map as PDF

Additional Info – Visit their web site

Additional Muskegon County Trails Information

Visit the West Michigan Trails web site for more details on Muskegon County trails.