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)


Bryon Center crossing now much safer - Aug 2012

   August, 2012 by Veloise

Thanks in part to the year-long presence of a ghostbike installed to honor Larry Martin Sr., the powers that be have re-aligned this trail crossing. Kent Trails and the city of Wyoming completed the new construction August 2012. Now, instead of attempting more

M6 Trail

   July, 2012 by dpos

I like the way it links bike trails to area. I didn't find the hills a problem but there are some blind spots and places where busy traffic could be dangerous- like near Kentwood High School crossing Kalamazoo Ave with the M6 traffic added in. Also as more

Byron Center crossing

   April, 2012 by Veloise

Please use extreme caution in this area. This trail was an afterthought to the freeway installation, and this intersection shows how much consideration was not used in the design process. The pedestrian (trail) signal has been changed to a "countdown" more