Little Muskegon River

EASY 14 reviews
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Little Muskegon River is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newaygo, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and canoeing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
374 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


paddle sports

trail running



Beautiful trail in the fall. It is a bit difficult to find but worth it. You have to go around a gate and the sign says something different.

1 month ago

great scenes along the river, the bridge the boy scouts built is awesome!!

2 months ago

In the spring it is crisscrossed with little ephemeral streams, the river view is almost constant, the budding trees are spectacular, and there’s very little noise pollution from the river.
However come summer, most of that is negated and it basically becomes a walk in the woods with a loud aquatic highway running next to it.
Not bad overall though

3 months ago

Great walk with a buddy! It dead ends at the ‘turn around’. It’s nothing but mushy marshland, but you get a different perspective on the hike back to the beginning.

6 months ago

took my son for a Day hike. We saw three Pileated woodpeckers, a kingfisher, a group of ducks, a handful of chickadees and nuthatches. We also saw a pair of red tailed hawks and heard some red-breasted woodpeckers. very nice Trail for down and back, like the previous comment we lost the trail in the mud at the turn around so we made our own.

10 months ago

Trail is named something different at trailhead. Lost the trail in the mud somewhere around the turnaround. Otherwise great hike secluded from human activity.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great dog walk!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great short hike. Trail is well marked until the turn around.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Great hike! The trail is well marked and the river is beautiful.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

It was well marked until the 2 mile mark and then it was hard to see the trail.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wednesday, November 04, 2015