Kent County Parks
Kent County Parks

Knapp Valley Forest

Activities and Facilities

knapp valley trailwork
Hiking Trails
Knapp Valley Forest is an undeveloped natural area featuring a network of natural-surfaced trails. These trails wind through forested hills and valleys, offering scenic views and a sense of remoteness. The trails in the southern end of the park were re-routed and rebuilt in recent years by crews of volunteers from various community, college and corporate groups. In the 2013 image above, a student group from GVSU is "benching" the new trail to create a level surface for hiking.
Although the park itself does not have a playground, a large playground is availalbe at the adjacent Knapp Valley Forest Elementary School. Parking for the park and trails is in the school parking lot and the playground is adjacent to that.