Luton Park Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.39 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 500 ft
809
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Luton Park is a multi-use trail system. Please yield to hikers and trail runners. There is a total of 9 miles of trail utilizing a stacked loop system with flatter beginner trails (the Blue and Green Loops) and tighter, hillier advanced trails that include logs and rocks gardens (the Yellow, Orange, Red and Black Loops). The area incorporates pines, meadows, hardwoods, marshes and three bridge crossings over Rum Creek. Please avoid this trail after heavy rain due to the high clay content and low marsh areas near Rum Creek. Luton Park is closed to night riding since all Kent County Parks are only open from dawn to dusk. The good news is that this area is closed to hunting but open to bikes and hiking all year long.

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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (31)
 

Granny Gear

October 6, 2019
McSnicker Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode it after a night of rain which I think helped it in most places as there was more than a few sandy spots. However was pretty muddy in others. Overall the trail was in good shape. The trails aren't marked the best when it comes to which rout is the easiest vs the more technical on the same trail.




Bunny Hop

August 18, 2019
KRR Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Don't let the blue loop fool you as the other loops are solid.Black and Red loops are a blast, the others are pretty fun too. I am not from the area, started at the Merrell trail first. Merrell for me didn't live up to the hype. IMO this a better trail hands down. No tech like Merrell just fun, flowing and fast singletrack!




Gramcounter


September 20, 2018
 
Review: Multiple trail options off of the main 2 track trail that is blue trail. Orange trail is short but has a few downhill portions that are fun. Yellow is tough due to a longer climb in the beginning and it is also sandy throughout. Black is longer and really fun, another decent climb in the beginning and lots of up and down but somewhat flowy. Red is my least favorite (maybe because its at the end and i'm dead) because its very stop and go. You have some fun downhill but lots of climbing on this trail.




Granny Gear

April 27, 2018
 
Review: Great trail




Bunny Hop

January 12, 2018
Cassidy Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I loved this trail when I lived in Grand Rapids! This is a great trail for beginners as the length is so customisable based on which loops you ride. What I mean is that the trail is comprised of multiple loops (I think 6 of them?) that branch off of the main loop. So if you're new to the sport you can just do one of the loops and see how you feel. You can easily go back to the car if you want to, or you can do another loop. You can also easily re-do a section of trail if you had a lot of fun (Black was my favorite). I also liked the way the trail was set up because I often rode this after work and decided if I wanted to do another loop based on how much daylight I had left. It's nice not being worries about getting caught a few miles from the trailhead as it begins to get dark. Nothing too exciting for advanced riders, but a lot of fun nonetheless.

Similar Trail: Merrell Trail




Bunny Hop

November 1, 2016
0720656 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Lots of people tend to be out here. Hiking, Trail Running but more bikes than anything else. two best trails are the Black and the Red. Great heart pumping rides make sure to take multiple laps.




Bunny Hop

October 24, 2016
Timmer_71 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail! Not too difficult, but some fun and flowey trails here. The main loop (blue) is super easy with several more difficult trails branching off the main loop and returning near where they started. Pretty cool setup. Similar to Merrell (which is just down the road), but just a bit easier.

Similar Trail: Merrell




Gnarly

July 17, 2016
sissypants Gnarly  
 
Review: A wonderful two-some together with Merrell. Every loop at Luton has unique character and makes for an interesting ride. I regularly do this trail after Merrell because I'm gassed out and like an easier trail. Well-built!

Similar Trail: Merrell Trail (Green Loop), Yankee Springs (Black Loop, Yellow Loop), Edwards Creek (Red Loop), Prairie Loop (like none other in area)




Bunny Hop

April 19, 2016
ak_cruise Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great multi-loop park with trails for all skill levels. Love this park!




Gnarly

September 19, 2015
Mateo Juez Gnarly  
 
Review: This trail is awesome. it's an intermediate trail that's very beginner friendly. There are several loops that spin-off the main loop. You can make it a short 2 mile ride, or if you ride all the loops, it's about 9 miles, or you can mix and match your favorite loops. There is also a kids loop near the parking lot. The signage is very good, there's maps posted at each loop intersection. Well maintained, If I lived closer, I'd be here all the time.

I found it to be a fast trail. While there are occasional obstacles (roots, 10" drops, rock gardens, log piles), I found them to be fairly easy and fun (and bypassable), The Black loop is my favorite, next time I want to do a few laps of it. A good place to work on going faster, as the ups and downs are fairly tame, even tho you can build some flow.
The trail is very pretty with rocky creek beds and a variety of trees and different forest zones.
The the parking lot has some great features like 2 changing booths, a port-a-john, picnic tables, grills and 10 bike stands for working on your ride.
this is the best trail to ride while all the others are still wet from a rain. the trail surface is perfect a day after the rain. when it's been dry, watch out for sand traps, seriously.
watch for other trail users and be cool.
I'd like to make a day of Luton Park and Merrel Trail and Rockford Brewing Co., all about within 5 miles



Luton Park Trail MTB Trail 4.39 out of 5 based on 31 ratings. 31 user reviews.
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