Upper Macatawa Natural Area

MODERATE 26 reviews

Upper Macatawa Natural Area is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Zeeland, Michigan that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Parking lots are located on 76th and 84th Avenues to access the various hiking and cross-country ski trails. There is 0.5 miles of paved trail beginning at the 84th Ave. access leading to a scenic overlook.

hiking
3 hours ago

hiking
3 hours ago

trail running
1 day ago

The mountain bike trails are good for mountain biking and trail running. The paved trail is part of a 9 mile paved loop that goes from the south west parking lot to the southern edge of the park, east to drenthe, north to vriesland, then west to the north edge of the park, then winding through the park back to the lot. Good trail connectivity on the southwest to Holland and on the northeast to the trail that heads through Jamestown. There are also several mowed walking trails.

19 days ago

1 month ago

It has paved trails for easy walking, grass trails past rolling meadows, and dirt paths through a forest tunnel for a more advanced hiker. Also, if you own a bike... BRING THE BIKE! There are amazing mountain bike paths here.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail options for running,hiking, biking. Was surprised to see it paved for miles with plenty of options for off trail experience. Don't recommend off trail when raining or snow melt, mushy muddy clay like conditions with some standing water. Great views, wildlife, waterfoul abound.

10 months ago

10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The trails here are very easy, and very beautiful. From what I could see, there is a very nice mountain bike trail. I will be coming back to these trails with my bike.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

mountain biking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Excellent Mountain biking trail! Most Technical trail in West Michigan! Not for beginners!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Nice, well marked trails. Never felt crowded, even though the trails were busy this weekend. Took a little bit to find the mountain bike entrance though, located off 84th ave.