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Distance:
1.7 Miles / 2.7 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~51 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Hiawatha Forest
Town:
Grand Haven, Michigan
Directions:
42.948738, -86.202238
Added:
January 24, 2020
Updated:
February 03, 2020
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20 '

Total Change
25 '

Ascent
25 '

Descent

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
Hours
5am to 10pm

Parking
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.

Pets
Dogs are allowed on and off-leash here.

Hunting
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.

Explore 16 trails near Grand Haven, MI
  1. Parking

    42.948738, -86.202238
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.948863, -86.202388
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)
Poison Ivy/Oak

Seasons

All

Photo Albums

1 Trip Report

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Trail Guide By:
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1.7 miles / 2.7 km
Trail added
January 24, 2020
Hiked on
January 23, 2020
Updated on
February 03, 2020

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