Kalamazoo River Valley Trail in Kalamazoo, MI

Park managed by Kalamazoo County

About Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

Address: 10th St Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is 20+ miles of trail for walking, biking, rollerblading and skiing.

The trail is a work in progress and currently consists of two trails, linked by bike lanes.

The first portion, 4.8 miles in length, travels through shaded wooded areas, over rolling hills and under US-131 via a tunnel, where you'll end up in the western suburbs of Kalamazoo.

The trail then brings you through downtown where there are places to stop and grab a drink or a bite to eat.

The second section of the trail is 16 miles. It is hilly and winds, and part of it runs along the Kalamazoo River. This long portion of the trail will give you a bit of everything - suburbs, river views, parks, historical sites, food and drink stops, fishing and more!

Trail Difficulty: Moderate

The Walking Path at Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

Linking Kalamazoo to Galesburg, this asphalt-paved rail-to-trail is 20+ miles.

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail Features

  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path


Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas

Time of Year? Open all year