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Luton Park



8.5 mile 13.7 kilometer loop
96% Runnable


Ascent: 810' 247 m
Descent: -812' -248 m
High: 924' 282 m
Low: 803' 245 m


Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)


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A great trail for beginners and advanced runners alike.

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Trails closed when muddy. Open from dawn until dusk. No night running allowed. No hunting allowed.


The trail starts on the Green loop now that a paved parking lot has gone in on 10 Mile Rd. The Blue loop is the "hub" of this trail network, as it is the widest and flattest trail, which makes it great for beginners. When you are ready to add distance and more of a challenge, venture off on a "spoke" trail. Orange and/or Green loops are next in difficulty, followed by Black and Red. Intermediate runners can handle the distance of all the loops.

Need to Know

The City of Rockford is two miles away and has great food at Marinades Pizza, Grill 111, Corner Bar and craft beer at Rockford Brewing Co.

Runner Notes

Portajohn and changing rooms on site but no water. Bring your own. The Hurt the Dirt Trail Race is held here the last Saturday in April. 550 runners. Quarter, half and full marathon.


Luton Park is a multi-use trail system. There are a total of 8.5 miles of trail utilizing a stacked loop system with flatter beginner trails (the Blue and Green loops) and tighter, hillier advanced trails (the Yellow, Orange, Red, and Black loops).

To cover all the loops and trails, make all right turns at intersections except when exiting the Black Trail. Small optional routes may have you making left turns in a few places. The area incorporates pines, meadows, hardwoods, marshes and three bridge crossings over Rum Creek.

Please avoid this trail after heavy rain due to the high clay content and low marsh areas near Rum Creek. Luton Park is closed to night running since all Kent County Parks are only open from dawn to dusk. The good news is that this area is closed to hunting but open to running, bikes and hiking all year long.

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Jan 31, 2018
Ryan Fry
Feb 4, 2017
Ashley Dennis
Snowshoe green-blue-yellow-blue-green route. 3.8mi
Jan 1, 2017
Ashley Dennis
Green-Blue-Red trails 3.1mi

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Mar 10, 2015 near Rockford, MI
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