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Kent Trails is a fifteen-mile rail trail in Kent County, Michigan that runs through the cities of Grand Rapids, Grandville, Walker, Wyoming and Byron Township [1] and is part of a network of trails in and around Grand Rapids. It runs north and south from John Ball Park in Grand Rapids to 84th Street in Byron Township, with an extension that runs east/west along 76th Street and north/south from 76th Street to Douglas Walker Park on 84th Street.


In June 2008, a new trail was built along the M-6 freeway that connects the Paul Henry Rail Trail and Thornapple Trails with Kent Trails.[2]

In 2009, a six-mile stretch of the trail from Grand Rapids to Byron Township was repaved and widened from 8 feet to 10 feet. Three bridges along the trail were also replaced with new, wider bridges.[3]


  1. ^ "Kent Trails". accessKent. Archived from the original on 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  2. ^ "Trail system gets another link near M-6". Grand Rapids Press. 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
  3. ^ "Kent County approves widening six-miles of Kent Trails". Grand Rapids Press. 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2009-09-19.

Coordinates: 42°53′39″N 85°43′55″W / 42.89408°N 85.73192°W / 42.89408; -85.73192