Fred Meijer M-6 Trail

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The Fred Meijer M-6 Trail runs for 9 miles paralleling Michigan Highway 6/Paul B. Henry Expressway south of Grand Rapids (a.k.a. the M-6). As such, it's not the most quiet of trails, but it still offers a great alternative to driving. The paved trail alternates from running along both the south and north sides of the freeway. To get around the cloverleaf interchange that links M-6 and US 131, take the sidewalk. Use extreme caution at all road crossings, as motorists are not always aware of pedestrians using the trail at crossings.

The Fred Meijer M-6 Trail connects the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail to the Kent Trails.

Parking and Trail Access

Wing Ave SE & 60th Street SE (Grand Rapids, MI)


Not enjoyable

   January, 2016 by blberge1965

I had an appointment at the VA took my bike along to ride this trail. I did read some of the description. I could not find where the trail started. There was no shade and extremely noisy. read more


   August, 2014 by gjswitek

Found the east end of the trail by accident while riding the Paul Henry-Thornapple. That intersection could use better signage since the Paul Henry seems to transition into the M-6. There are hills, some were climbed in first gear while others were great more

Hill trail, bad traffic crossings

   June, 2014 by thickice19

As other people have commented, it has some good hills in it. So if you're biking it be prepared, you might be walking part of it. I would give it 4 stars, but the street crossing at Kalamazoo can be stressful. With all of the traffic going through and more