Great suburban/rural trail
First off, I'm not sure why a lot of reviewers say they do the "section between 44th and Byron Center". That's not a section of the trail, it's the entire lengh of the trail. It goes no further on either end. There is another trail that connects to it in near the halfway point, but that's not part of Kent Trails.
Now that I've cleared that up, I will just say that it's a great trail with quite a bit of variety. From the south end heading north, you start off near some apartments, then suburbia, then farmland, then forrest. I used to take this trail for a wellness class at GRCC, but got hooked on it after that.
Might not be considered a long trail by olympic cyclist standards, but if you're walking or jogging, it's more than long enough.
"On Sunday, May 2, 2004, we took our tandem bike to ride the trail. We arived at Bryon Center and although parking was limited, we found room to park. The trail was beautiful. Since it was early spring all the wild flowers are in bloom. Most of the trail runs along side residential areas but it was still nice.
At one point you ride along the Grand River and then you cross a neat old trestle bridge. They list a park called Johnson Park but just before it, about 1/4 off the trail on Maynard Road to the north, is a beautiful park called the Millennium Park, which has a nice beach, picnic area and a play area. It is still being completed but is very nice. We had a nice picnic there.
We encourage everyone to make the trip there. This was a very nice trail. We could see that during the summer it might get a little congested but when we rode it, it wasn't. "