Cascade Peace Park Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Cascade Peace Park Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ada, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles
387 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Cascade Peace Park is approximately 198 acres in size. This property consists of floodplain and meadow areas with extensive old growth forest. It is rare to find such a large block of mature hardwoods in the Grand Rapids metro area. Warblers, hawks, and owls benefit from the extensive closed-canopy forest. In spring, look and listen for migratory warblers and Scarlet Tanagers. In addition to the upland forest, this property has an open meadow and a small stream with associated wetlands and lowland forest.

trail running
29 days ago

Well groomed and marked trails. Moderate hills. Great place to run with the dogs

2 months ago

Good trail for dogs!

2 months ago

This is a very well marked trail that makes customizing your hike simple. Today I did the main loop, north loop, and south loop. Peaceful area that is close to town. Was there in the fall when most of the trees had lost their leaves and could hear the occasional car go by. Otherwise very peaceful for being so close to town. We parked off of Grand River drive and the lot has space for probably 10-15 cars.

3 months ago

I frequent this trail, because it really is an oasis of peace on the edge of suburbia. The many possible loops and hilly terrain keep it interesting. Don't worry about getting lost; each intersection is clearly marked with a map. It really only gets busy on weekend afternoons.

4 months ago

It’s a nice park. It’s pretty. Quiet. But I found the trails quite confusing at times...they branch off quite a bit. You feel secluded. I’ve been there 4 times so far. It’s a little scary to go alone.

4 months ago

Trails should be marked differently and numbered. It is very, very easy to get lost at Peace Park!

5 months ago

good first time using this ap, just slightly lost

6 months ago

Love this little park especially in fall. We also enjoy snowshoeing in winter months.

9 months ago

Good trail for a short and easy hike. Scenery is nice and I saw deer. Trails are well marked. This trail is more easy-moderate in my opinion.

9 months ago

We love this trail for an easy hike. It doesn't have a scenic outlook though.


10 months ago

Nice moderate hike with clean and well marked trails

trail running
Monday, December 12, 2016

Very short run, but some nice hills. Very, very well marked with a lot of "you are here" signs. I ran in light snow and had no trouble finding or staying on the trail. Probably the best marked trail I've ever been on. Great for a shorter hill workout. The trail is one main loop with a lot of side trails that you can add on for extra distances (about .5 mi each side trail). There was a work crew doing some work during my run who obviously were contributing to an extremely well maintained trail. If you're nervous about exploring a new trail in a short amount of time, then this is your run.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Beautiful park. great for hiking and trail running.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice trail hiking with our dogs. Like the different trail options. Quiet and peaceful.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Gorgeous colors on the trail this time of year. It was a really easy chill hike.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Quiet and beautiful. Multiple trails to customize the length of your walk.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A moderate hike with some good up hill stretches. Only saw one other person on this date but trails look in good shape. Lots of mushrooms if looking for things off trail. Trails were not marked as well as I would like but figured it out fron map I got at trailhead.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cascade Peace Park, a perfect name, this place is peaceful. It's a beautiful wooded hiking trail. There are benches every so often and thank goodness lots of 'You are here' signs. We saw a deer and squirrels. There were some trees down across the path but otherwise the trails seem well maintained.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Great little trail. My dog loves it, for a quick hike.

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