1.7 Miles
Time to Hike:
~51 minutes
Surface Type:
Hiawatha Forest
Grand Haven, Michigan
42.948738, -86.202238
January 24, 2020
February 03, 2020

The Hiawatha Forest Main Trail at Hiawatha Forest Open Space in Grand Haven, Michigan is an easy 1.7-mile out-and-back trail that features a peaceful hike through the woods.

This trail starts at the West entrance of the larger, Eastern section of the open space and goes nearly to the far side of the forest. It is basically a straight shot out-and-back on relatively level terrain.

As hikers proceed East past the primary junction that leads to the main clearing area, they will want to exercise caution as the trail can be icy in the winter months or partially flooded during the summer.

Amenities & Activities

  • Small parking areas and information kiosk
  • Off-trail hiking and cross-country skiing
  • Dogs are allowed on or off leash
  • Open to hunting per DNR Laws. More information
5am to 10pm

Hikers can find parking at the coordinates provided. The parking area is not plowed in winter, though local residents and hunters tend take care of this themselves in the snowy months.

Dogs are allowed on and off-leash here.

Hunting is permitted here, so hikers should wear blaze orange during hunting season.

About the Park
The Hiawatha Forest Open Space is in Grand Haven Township and administered by Ottawa County Parks and Recreation. The site contains two plots totaling 365 acres of hardwood and red pine plantations. The trail system is very rudimentary and unmarked and hikers are permitted to go off trail.

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1.7 miles
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January 24, 2020
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