Upper Macatawa Natural Area

MODERATE 17 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.

19 days ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

hiking
3 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.

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

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.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nice park that has a lot to offer in the aspects of nature and space for hikers and mountain bikers. Enjoy.

walking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The walking paths are mowed grass paths in the fields out in the open and the "river" was not very exciting. What little I saw of the MTB trails looked nice. We should have hiked them instead.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

trail running
Sunday, June 07, 2015

First time on the trail while visiting from Chicago and loved the mountain bike loop as a trail running route. It was varied hilly amd moderately techincal terrain and was tough enough to get a great trail run workout in when I only had 45 minutes to squeeze in a short 4 mile run. I would definitely come back again. Only downside was that you have to drive to the 84th ave entrance, not the main enterance, to get to the mountain bike trails.