Biking & Hiking in Muskegon County

Enjoy miles of paved trails or rustic single tracks for biking or hiking in Muskegon County. Our 3 state parks offer many options for hiking trail systems. Cyclists have access to the 22.5 mile Hart-Montague Trail or the 26 mile Musketawa Trail running from Muskegon to Marne. Also, the new 12 mile Lakeshore Trail winds through views of Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake and the city of Muskegon.

City of Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

The nearly 10 mile, paved Lakeshore Trail is designed to provide users a convenient, relaxing and safe cycling environment with beautiful views including Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake, dunes, parks, and the City of Muskegon. You can reach the trail directly from the Lake Express terminal. Bike to the beach by following Lakeshore Drive west along the dedicated bike lane to Pere Marquette Park. The trail loops around the park and includes great views of Lake Michigan, the South Pier Light Station and the Muskegon Channel while providing access to attractions and dining options. By traveling east from the Lake Express terminal along the Lakeshore Trail, you will reach Downtown Muskegon, Heritage Landing and the paved north portion of the trail which follows Shoreline Drive and Muskegon Lake.

The Lakeshore Trail gives you pedestrian access to historic and maritime attractions, dining venues, lodging options and seasonal festivals. Parking is available at Pere Marquette Park (southern trail head), Heritage Landing (approximate mid-point), the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve (North Muskegon trail head), as well as various marked spots along Lakeshore Drive. The Lakeshore Trail is ideal for beginners with plenty of places to park and rest along the trail.


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Lakeshore Trail Interpretive Signs
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The Musketawa Trail

The Musketawa Trail is a 26 mile paved recreational trail, from Muskegon to Marne , past farmlands and wetlands, over creeks, and through villages. It's a four-season adventure for the outdoor enthusiast, living healthy and having fun. The trail can be enjoyed by bikers, snowmobilers, horseback riders, inline skaters, cross-county skiers, wheelchair travelers, hikers and nature lovers.


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Click Here for Muskegon Trail Head Detail Map

Additional Info

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Muskegon County Phone: 231-821-0553
Ottawa County Phone: 616-738-4810

Hart-Montague Trail State Park

The Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22.5 mile trail passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route.The trail can be used for hiking, bicycling, cross-county skiing and snowmobiling. Horseback riding is allowed on portions of the trail but never on the asphalt portion. The trail now extends into Whitehall.


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Additional Muskegon County Trails Information

Visit the West Michigan Trails web site for more details on Muskegon County trails.

Bike Rentals

BeanBox Bike Rental
610 W. Western
Muskegon MI 49440
Located in The Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bike and surrey rentals.

Book Nook & Java Shop
8744 Ferry St.
Montague, MI 49437
Bike and tandem rentals.

CityHub Cyclery Full Service
585 W. Clay Ave.
Muskegon MI 49440
Rentals- Gear- Service

Water Dog Outfitters
4464 Dowling Street
Montague MI 49437
Located in the Moxie Marine on White River

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