Explore the most popular trails near Holland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Love going here with my 3 year old. This is our favorite trail!

Beautiful trail. Some of the dunes that were uphill were a little challenging, even for someone who is in shape. Be prepared for lots of sand in your shoes. Definitely worth it for the gorgeous views.

A great hike for bird watching, and the views are gorgeous. I was married here in these woods. I met an owl here once as well. Sanctuary Woods is one of my faves.

Peaceful woods (which would have gotten a bit monotonous if the trail were any longer tbh) lead out over the dunes to an almost private strip of beach which I’m sure is gorgeous at sunset! Took my older parents on a Mother’s Day hike and they managed easily — it’s pretty flat :) Lots of pups so definitely bring yours! Also lots of parking, which is $11 if you don’t have a state park permit already. Outhouse bathrooms only at the trailhead!

walking
2 months ago

Great walk to get your heart rate up (those stairs!) and see nature all around. Stumbled upon an owl once perched under one of the bridges - amazing!

This is a great place to get a fantastic stair workout! View from the top of the Big Red Lighthouse and Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. Nice trails to continue on if you like.

hiking
2 months ago

Riley Trails is our go to park when we need to walk the dogs. Lots of trails, well marked and easy to navigate. Some small to medium hills, terrain varies from packed forest bed to sand. All the mountain bikers we have encountered have been courteous and signaled their approach from behind so as not to startle us or the dogs. I also use this park regularly for photo shoots - it is a very scenic area! :)

Great 5.5 mike hike from trailhead and back. The dunes are cool and the small beach at the tip of the tail is breathtaking for a Kansan. Saw no one on the trail and my dog loved the sand.

hiking
3 months ago

These trails go around a landfill that has been filled in. The trail is well marked and there are a lot of options. It is not wilderness hiking as you can often see houses/roads and hear traffic, but the trees are very pretty and it was very leisurely, enjoyable hike.

No need for hiking shoes. Running shoes will do fine. Stair climb leads to beautiful views, but not much else to explore.

The trail is beaitiful and moderately challenging. There are a lot of veering off that are unmarked. We took 12 to 14 and looped back around but somehow never saw the 13 mark. It was an adventure and we loved it! Dunes for sure.

hiking
5 months ago

Great, easy hike in the snow. Trail was marked with others boot prints. Really beautiful views and very peaceful.

Very good for your first hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike up the boardwalk, and if you feel adventurous take the boardwalk ramp down and into the woods. Great hike!

Great trail. Beautiful views between the woods and the dunes. Steep climb up the dunes from the beach, but other than that a pleasant hike.

8 months ago

Beautiful hike. Great fall colors

Trail head for the south trail was on the Livingston trail. We walked the trail, my wife and I and we both found the trail pleasantly nice until we got to the sand dunes, this is were the moderate rating is earned. Though not to bad for me, I rested a few times going up the trail. The entire trail was sand, either hard pack with dirt and the loose stuff was by the lake. We enjoyed this trail and would recommend it.

Beautiful hike! Caught the sunset with my dogs on the beach, but next time I won't forget my headlamp for the hike out in the pitch black!

Awesome hiking trails!

Wish it was a little longer and more views of the lake. But a nice walk that gets your heart rate up

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful scenery, nice short hike with lots of elevation changes. Lots of stairs..... Good cardio workout....

This is our favorite "hike to Lake Michigan" trail. Beach is usually private when we go in September on a 70 degree or more day (sunny).

Love this trail ~ open dunes, forest, and beach access! Great dunes along the way & at the beach. Definitely earned its "Moderate" rating!

The end goal is a beauty it was pretty tough.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Well marked and maintained trail. Good elevation change. Nice, quick afternoon jaunt.

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

short, well marked trail, unpaved. steps would be biggest challenge if out of shape, take your time and enjoy, beautiful woods.

The trail is nicely taken care of. Finding the entrance was a little rough for me, but I believe that was because of where I parked.

One quick note: if you aren't that in shape take the trail in a counter clockwise rotation. Doing it clockwise leaves a lot of steep dunes on the back half of your hike.

quite a beautiful spot with enough graduated hill climbs to make it interesting and excellent views of Lake Michigan.

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

great stair climb and trails in back

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