Kal-Haven Trail State Park in Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

Park managed by State of Michigan

About Kal-Haven Trail State Park

Address: 4143 10th Street N Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Kal-Haven Trail State Park is a perfect destination in all seasons.

Kids and parents will love hiking or biking on the trails in the summer and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Tackle the entire 33.5 miles or just part of it - with some fun stops along with way!

Trail Difficulty: Easy

The entire trail is well-marked and mostly flat, smooth and shaded.

If you're passing through Grand Junction and into South Haven in the summer, watch for U-Pick blueberry farms.

The Kal-Haven Heritage Trail project includes 31 exhibit panels that explore the natural and cultural history of the area. Find the app on Google Play or at IWR.MSU.edu/KWT

The trail has been recognized as a Pure Michigan Designated Trail and designated as a heritage trail. The City of South Haven has also been designated as a Pure Michigan Designated Trail Town.

Hiking Trail Details

This linear park is a 33.5 mile biking and walking path connecting Kalamazoo to South Haven, including the Kalamazoo River Trail in downtown Kalamazoo.

This gorgeous, shaded rails-to-trails path has so much to see along the way, through woods and farmlands, over and alongside streams and rivers.

Favorite stops include Camelback Bridge near Grand Junction and South Pier Lighthouse.

Bloomingdale is considered the midpoint and people love to stop here to check out the caboose and Depot Museum.

Van Buren Trail State Park connects in South Haven and provides 14 miles of additional trails.

The entire trail is limstone / slag. There are no major hills on the trail. However there is generally a slight grade favoring eastbound riders.

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

Something Unique About This Destination

The trail dates back to 1871, when it was a railroad bed.

Kal-Haven Trail State Park Features

  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Hiking Trails
  • Shaded

Facilities: Gobles, Bloomingdale and Grand Junction have some basic amenities

Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas

Time of Year? Open all year, from dawn to dusk.