Hardy Dam Rustic Nature Trail

Consumers Energy and local Boy Scout troops collaborated to build the Hardy Dam Rustic Nature Trail. Located adjacent to Hardy Dam, the third largest earthen dam in the world, this trail is an out-and-back trail with a small loop at the end. The trail is well marked and incorporates interpretive signage, educating hikers about tree and plant species of the region.

Hardy Dam Rustic Trail Guide

Trail Details

Distance: 2.75
Challenge Level: Beginner
Activities: Hiking

Trail Features

Boy Scout Bridge

The trail follows the edge of a Muskegon River bluff then crosses a stream in a small ravine at mile o.75. Here you will find a impressive wooden footbridge constructed by the Boy Scouts.



The Dragon Project

The Dragon trail will be a truly unique adventure sports destination for people from around the state, region, nation and world. The hiking and biking trail is planned to span over 47 miles along the banks of the Hardy Pond on the Muskegon River as it winds through Mecosta and Newaygo counties.

Listen to an interview about the Dragon Project.