Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is a 18.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kalamazoo, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Parts of this ride were absolutely fantastic.
A pleasant ride for a fall day. It was hard work in places.
Depending on what part of the trail you're on the people and scenery can become increasingly sketchy. But for the most part this trail is wonderful and even the sketchy parts are very well maintained. When you're in the rolling hills near D Avenue you have some beautiful hardwood forests as well as friendly trail goers.
Decent trail to run and bike on asphalt but the scenery and neighborhoods can be slightly sketchy in a couple of portions. Make sure to bring dollar bills for the strip club that you will pass!
I ride the portion of the trail from D ave to Mosel often and love this trail.
I have spent loads of time on this trail. I grew up riding, hiking, and skiing it when it was just the Kal-Haven trail.
It is a beautiful trail that you can spend a day walking and not get tired of it.
Now with all the paving which has been done your best off bringing your tennis shoes as a posed to your hiking shoes.
This is a long trail from beginning to end but well worth the journey.
The portion of the trail the runs from 10th St towards downtown Kalamazoo starts out lovely and is a fairly easy ride; however, as the trail progresses things aren't so great. The trail turns into an on road bike lane that passes directly in front of a strip club and then moves on through a questionable area of town. The other stretch of the trail that runs from D Avenue towards downtown is beautiful. it runs through the Kalamazoo Nature Center. On that stretch there are a lot of hills so it is quite a workout!