Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Trails closed when muddy. Open from dawn until dusk. No night hiking allowed. No hunting allowed.
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.
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.
Shared By: Hiking Project Staff