We are happy to announce that we have 4 trail portions fully open to the public, and 2 portions partially open!
Segments 8, 9, 10, and 11 are complete, and form one continuous trail from Hardy Dam all the way to Big Bend Park. Parking is available at the Hardy Marina trailhead or at Big Bend. Please see the maps below. Sandy Beach County Park is closed for parking and access until April 30, you can access those segments by parking at Hardy Marina until it reopens. The trail is bordered by several private properties and roadways, please stay on the trail at all times.
A portion of segment 4 is also open. The Brower Loop, a nearly 1.5 mile section of the trail, was recently completed. Enter Brower Park and park at the upper lot for boat trailer parking. You’ll find the start of the loop just on the other side of the amphitheater. Brower Park will be accessible throughout the winter. See the third map below.
Lastly, a portion of segment 2 is open in Newaygo State Park. A Recreational Passport is required for entrance into the park. The trail begins at the boat launch parking lot driveway and goes approximately one-half mile in each direction. See the fourth map below.
Michigan’s Dragon at Hardy Dam
The Dragon Trail is Managed by these organizations:
4684 Evergreen Drive Newaygo, MI 49337 (231) 689-7340
22250 Northland Drive Paris, MI 49338 (231) 832-3246
West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA)
This public recreation facility is part of a Consumers Energy hydroelectric dam project licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. It is open to all members of the public without discrimination