trails around the Grand Rapids, MI area? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Michigan Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-27-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
Newb
 
mikwingsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 5
Question trails around the Grand Rapids, MI area?

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a few good trails to take my TJ down and maybe get a little muddy but I don't know of any close to me. I know of a few nice trails but they are all about 45min to an hour from me, but I would like to find something closer.

does anyone know of any good trails in and around the Grand Rapids/Wyoming, MI area?

let me know and maybe i'll see you out there!

mikwingsfan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 29
There are a lot of good trails around GR haha but I've yet to find any in the area. I am from Newaygo so this is primarily where I jeep it up

jordan.cook is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-28-2009, 07:54 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
GrnTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pinckney, Michigan
Posts: 1,497
Send a message via AIM to GrnTJ
Most good trails in MI and in central and northern MI. My parents live in Pinckney which is right outside Ann Arbor and I know of a few places in that area but its mostly private land. There is also Bundy Hill off road park near Jonesville. Or, there is Rocks and Valleys which is right next to where I go to school up in Mt.Pleasant. The actual park is in Harrison though. Great park with really nice guys who run the place. Thats my favorite place to wheel in MI. I do have a small rock course at my parents house thats pretty fun but its not very big and it can get boring after a while. I do change it up a bit every once in a while though when theres diesel in the tractor, lol. Shoot me a pm if youd ever like to do some wheelin together.
__________________
99' TJ-SOLD

Without a Jeep for now...
GrnTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2010, 09:50 AM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2
Allegan County

JeepHer is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-07-2010, 03:28 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
Awesome link! Thanks!
Revel in Rubicon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-12-2010, 12:52 PM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Great link! Not too far from me in Kzoo...
mountainandy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-21-2010, 10:45 PM   #7
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Allegan county

I can vouch for allegan county two-tracks, as well as barry county. There are a lot of county roads and logging trails that I love to run. I run a yj 2.5 with 4" lift and 32's and usually put it in 4-hi due to a nice mix of sand, hills, and washouts. These trails won't challenge (enough to break) your rig, but are sure to be a lot of fun. holler back!
Bills95 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2010, 10:46 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
For_4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 61
i know its not trails but being in GR you must have visited Silver lake. ive made a number of trips there this summer and im alot farther away.
__________________
02' TJ Sport, 4.0 I-6, NV3550, D44 rear
2'' Rubicon Express, 32x11.50 Cooper STT
For_4x4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-16-2011, 11:22 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Randar4401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 50
I live in the GR area as well and am looking forward to Spring and trails, course I must say the snow has been a blast as well!!
Randar4401 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
thewasel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Posts: 114
Hey all, I live in Grand Haven and would also like to hit some trails every now and then. I'd like to try to avoid breaking that cardinal rule (wheeling alone) and I probably won't make it out EVERY weekend but it would be nice to get some of us West Michigan folks together on some sort of a regular basis to go have some fun!

Thanks for the link btw, I'll be checking that out! So far I've mostly just been buzzing around in the snow in the Manistee Forest but would like to find some more areas.
__________________
- Chris
------------------------------------------------
Thank you sir, may I have another!!!
thewasel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-22-2011, 04:27 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Randar4401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 50
I am with you. Cant make it every weekend, but would love to hook up and enjoy a weekend or two. Let me know cause I am so willing to show what a Jeep can do!!!!!! Winter is fun, but summer is even better in Michigan. Did you all see the video of the Jeep that Flipped, and then got a few people to right side it and went on his way! That is what Jeeps are all about!
Randar4401 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-04-2011, 08:49 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Muskegon,Mi
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by thewasel View Post
Hey all, I live in Grand Haven and would also like to hit some trails every now and then. I'd like to try to avoid breaking that cardinal rule (wheeling alone) and I probably won't make it out EVERY weekend but it would be nice to get some of us West Michigan folks together on some sort of a regular basis to go have some fun!

Thanks for the link btw, I'll be checking that out! So far I've mostly just been buzzing around in the snow in the Manistee Forest but would like to find some more areas.
hey, im in muskegon and was thinking the same thing. I want to see what my jeep can do, but dont know anyone to go with.
briancash1013 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-12-2011, 07:32 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
YJquin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 36
20 min north of Muskegon here .. montague. State land isn't that far manatee forest ...here there's some trails out that way. Haven't had time to explore in the new jeep this summer. Looking for trails my self out this way
__________________
94 yj 2.5 .31s
Topless> hardtop
If I missed you on the road
YJquin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
thewasel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Grand Haven, MI
Posts: 114
Near Twin Lakes just northeast of Muskegon is "Cedar Creek Motorsport Trails"... there's a bunch of atv trails over there but also some two-tracks with a few fun spots.
__________________
- Chris
------------------------------------------------
Thank you sir, may I have another!!!
thewasel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-23-2011, 08:30 PM   #15
Newb
 
JeepJKX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 6
In the Muskegon area and wheel almost every Friday between Muskegon and Mesick depending on time. I know folks say not to wheel alone, but I do it often. I just make it a habit to turn around if the mud looks bad.

Just remember to stay on the trails. In the National Forests you must stay on marked/numbered trails. State Forest on two tracks that show signs of use, sand or gravel showing. Say off any two tracks that show grass or weeds pushed down.
JeepJKX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-27-2011, 12:17 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
YJquin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 36
Might have to go to Muskegon area some time ... ill wave if I see you
__________________
94 yj 2.5 .31s
Topless> hardtop
If I missed you on the road
YJquin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #17
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
28th and clyde park in Wyoming area, its kinda hidden in the neighborhood back there. I go play there just about everyday and always lookin for new people to wheel with, sunk a Cherokee off the two track last week. A lot of it is pretty mild though
teddyg is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-30-2013, 05:54 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Bamaboy94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 113
Live in the Niles area and looking for trails also
Bamaboy94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
YJ fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: White Cloud, Michigan
Posts: 957
Images: 3
White Cloud/Fremont/Newaygo area here if anyone wants to go. I know a few trails that are decent, and we could always get together to go to the dunes or Twisted Trails. They'd be fun if we had a group of us to go.
__________________
92 YJ, 4.0, 5" BDS springs, 1" booms, 1" BL, 35x12.50x15 MTZ's, Ford 8.8 with LSD, 4.10 gears. It's never done though.
YJ fanatic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #20
amc
Newb
 
amc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by YJ fanatic View Post
White Cloud/Fremont/Newaygo area here if anyone wants to go. I know a few trails that are decent, and we could always get together to go to the dunes or Twisted Trails. They'd be fun if we had a group of us to go.
count me in!
__________________
Devil Jeep! '06, I-6, 6MT
amc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
Bamaboy94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 113
Quote:
Originally Posted by amc

count me in!
Me two
Bamaboy94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Grand Rapids
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by YJ fanatic View Post
White Cloud/Fremont/Newaygo area here if anyone wants to go. I know a few trails that are decent, and we could always get together to go to the dunes or Twisted Trails. They'd be fun if we had a group of us to go.
me three!
1rbotma is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-17-2013, 08:57 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
YJ fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: White Cloud, Michigan
Posts: 957
Images: 3
The YJ is under the knife right now. Waiting on my rear lift springs in order to put my 8.8 and SYE in. Then I have to measure up the length I need my new driveshaft to be. Hopefully won't be too long though. Should be done within a month or two so it shouldn't ruin any plans.
__________________
92 YJ, 4.0, 5" BDS springs, 1" booms, 1" BL, 35x12.50x15 MTZ's, Ford 8.8 with LSD, 4.10 gears. It's never done though.
YJ fanatic is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #24
Newb
 
St1n3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 8
Out playing today on dirt roads (snow covered) and took a couple power line paths and ended up plowing into a absolutely hidden deep 3 1/2 in thick ice covered three foot deep hole with my mostly stock TJ. I no longer have the bumper lights ( they are hanging by the wires )... My grill is dented in along with the drivers side fender... The jeep (on wet roads) doesn't seem to pull but the steering wheel is now at about 1 o'clock while driving straight.

(My first post, joined this site last night)

I am now in the market for all above said parts.
St1n3r is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #25
Newb
 
St1n3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 8
*in the Grand Rapids area*
St1n3r is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 20
Greenville area here. I have a JKU but it's stock, so I don't know how much fun I'd be riding with you guys. But if you'd like someone else to trail with, give me a holler.
bawheel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
phittie1100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Burton, MI
Posts: 231
Quote:
Originally Posted by St1n3r View Post
Out playing today on dirt roads (snow covered) and took a couple power line paths and ended up plowing into a absolutely hidden deep 3 1/2 in thick ice covered three foot deep hole with my mostly stock TJ. I no longer have the bumper lights ( they are hanging by the wires )... My grill is dented in along with the drivers side fender... The jeep (on wet roads) doesn't seem to pull but the steering wheel is now at about 1 o'clock while driving straight.

(My first post, joined this site last night)

I am now in the market for all above said parts.
Sorry about your mishap - but glad to hear you did not have a run in with law enforcement to add insult to injury. Unless you are on a marked trail that runs along the power lines, the right of way is leased to the power company and considered private property.
__________________
Paul - KD8PAV
2005 LJ
phittie1100 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 03:46 PM   #28
Newb
 
St1n3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by phittie1100 View Post

Sorry about your mishap - but glad to hear you did not have a run in with law enforcement to add insult to injury. Unless you are on a marked trail that runs along the power lines, the right of way is leased to the power company and considered private property.
Yeah I kinda figured it wasn't the best idea, against the law.
I just moved here from Boulder Colorado, a bit of culture shock. I had a
St1n3r is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-03-2013, 03:58 PM   #29
Newb
 
St1n3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 8
Oops, hit "send"...

Anyway, I will be more aware of the local laws, try to act like an adult and a more responsible member of the Michigan off-road community.
St1n3r is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
Abnormal-JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Boondocks Michigan
Posts: 420
Not sure if y'all like "parks" and I have not been, but going to check out kidsinthemud Sunday. Between GR and Kzoo...

__________________
Mark

Every road leads somewhere...

ThumbJeeps

Abnormal-JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
grand rapids , michigan , off road , trails

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trails in CT/MA Area? MikalCarbine On The Trail 8 08-13-2013 02:07 PM
Any Jeep trails in Texas(DFW Area)? dman23 TJ General Discussion Forum 4 08-16-2010 01:00 PM
AZ - Florence Junction Travel Management Plan Public Meeting April 14th 1BLKJP Land Use Forum 0 04-10-2009 04:00 AM
Save Tellico tazmann910 Land Use Forum 19 03-06-2009 10:39 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC