Spoonville Trail


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Spoonville Trail Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Ottawa
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: Cedar Dr. and M-231 (Robinson Township) and 120th Ave. and Leonard Rd. (Nunica)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9218166

Spoonville Trail Description

At its southern end, the Spoonville Trail begins near the Grand River in western Michigan's Robinson Township. Bicyclists and pedestrians can safely cross the river on a concrete-barrier-protected lane on the west side of the bridge. The first phase of the trail, which was completed in September 2016, travels under the bridge and heads over to 120th Avenue. From there, the trail parallels 120th Avenue north to Leonard Road in Nunica. The experience is a pleasant one as the trail transverses rural landscapes and small-town communities.

Phase 2 completed in Fall of 2020 cuts between and golf course and ravine with several bridge crossings. The new trail section crosses I-96 on a protected lane of the 112th Ave bridge and connects to the North Bank Trail which runs into Spring Lake. From the mile long crossing of the Grand River to the twisting trail along the ravine, this path is a terrific piece of the future Grand River Greenway trail system.

Parking and Trail Access

From the south: Head north on 120th Avenue from Lake Michigan Drive/M-45 all the way to Cedar Drive (about 5 miles). Turn left (west) about a quarter mile, passing under the M-231 bridge. The trailhead will be immediately on the right (north) side of the street.

From the north: Take Exit 10 on I-96 for Nunica (112th Avenue), where the trail where ultimately end. For now, take 112th Avenue south to Leonard Road and turn right, traveling west for a mile; the trailhead is located at 120th Avenue and Leonard Road.

Spoonville Trail Reviews

New Trail Completed Summer 2020

The connection between the Spoonville Trail and North Bank trail is complete.

There is now continuous path from Conner Bayou county park to Grand Haven's Harbor Island.

There are 2 trail head parking lots on the Spoonville trail (just north and south of the M-231 bridge, plus there is another on the North bank trail.

We started south of the M-231 bridge. The bridge is a mile long with great views of the river and wetlands. Leaving the bridge you loop back and cross under M-231 and follow 120th ave to Leonard, passing the trail head lot on 120th.

Newly completed in 2020 the trail follows Leonard east for a short stretch and turns into Terra Verde golf club. Cross the club drive and follow around the edge of the course with golfers on one side and wetlands ravine on the other. This part of the trail is outstanding with rock retaining walls and several bridges.

Crossing the last bridge in the ravine you come up along I-96, and use a protected lane of the 112th ave bridge to cross.

Following the trail the Spoonville trail ends and the Northbank trail heads left around the fire station.

Cross back under I-96 along the westbound ramp form M-231 to I-96, and follow the North Bank Trail to downtown Spring Lake. Continue under M-104 along the water and the trail leads up on the M-104 bridge over the mouth of Spring Lake and then over the Grand river to Harbor Island on the bascule bridge.
South of M-231 to the mouth of Spring Lake is 12.5 miles. Plans are in progress to complete a couple of new miles on the the south side of the river to complete the loop downtown Grand Haven back to the M-231.

This is a great trail to ride with lots of variation. Hopefully that last couple of miles will be completed soon.

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