Hiking~ Enjoy the wildlife and natural environment in the 540 acres of the Burchfield Park complex. Six miles of trails and hundreds of feet of boardwalk invite exploration of mature forests, fields in various stages of succession, a creek, a pond, wooded flood plains, and riparian habitat along the Grand River. Three trailheads provide access to the trail system; one at Burchfield Park proper, one at Riverbend Natural Area, and one at McNamara Landing. During the summer months, bicycles are permitted on the trails when trails are posted as open. In the winter, trails are groomed for cross-country skiing. Pets are not allowed on the trails at Burchfield Park. Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Riverbend Natural Area.
Biking ~ Whether you are an advanced mountain biker or a novice with only a few rides under your belt, you will find that the Burchfield Mountain Bike Trails will satisfy all your needs! Burchfield Park offers mountain biking patrons a wide variety of trails. Whether you like to ride along at a relatively slow pace, taking in the scenery; or you like tight, obstacle cluttered advanced trails, our mountain biking trails are for you. Bring your own bike. Bike riders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to ride the trails at Burchfield Park.
The Michigan Mountain Biking Association has partnered with the Ingham County Parks to develop and maintain the mountain biking trails that run through Burchfield Park and Riverbend Natural Area.