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)


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

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