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Luton Park

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8.5 mile 13.7 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 810' 247 m
Descent: -812' -248 m
High: 924' 282 m
Low: 803' 245 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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A great trail for beginners and advanced hikers alike.

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Trails closed when muddy. Open from dawn until dusk. No night hiking allowed. No hunting allowed.

Overview

The trail starts on the Green loop now that a paved parking lot has gone in on 10 Mile Rd. The Blue loop is the "hub" of this trail network, as it is the widest and flattest trail, which makes it great for beginners. When you are ready to add distance and more of a challenge, venture off on a "spoke" trail. Orange and/or Green loops are next in difficulty, followed by Black and Red. Intermediate hikers can handle the distance of all the loops.

Need to Know

The City of Rockford is two miles away and has great food at Marinades Pizza, Grill 111, Corner Bar and craft beer at Rockford Brewing Co.

Description

Luton Park is a multi-use trail system. There are a total of 8.5 miles of trail utilizing a stacked loop system with flatter beginner trails (the Blue and Green loops) and tighter, hillier advanced trails (the Yellow, Orange, Red, and Black loops).

To cover all the loops and trails, make all right turns at intersections except when exiting the Black Trail. Small optional routes may have you making left turns in a few places. 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 hiking 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 running, bikes and hiking all year long.

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May 26, 2018
Taylor Klepoch
Nov 19, 2017
Suraj Reddy Janampally
Very good experience. Great for bikers. Not so much for the hikers. Good for jogging and running with dog
Oct 10, 2017
Julie H
6.5mi
Apr 8, 2017
Cory Zigterman
5.3mi
Jan 21, 2017
Nathan Proctor
Jul 17, 2016
Rom Elwell
Partly sunny with breeze. 8.6mi — 3h 13m

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Red loop, Hurt the Dirt trail race
Mar 10, 2015 near Rockford, MI
The Pines, Black loop, Hurt the Dirt trail race
Mar 10, 2015 near Rockford, MI

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