Kal-Haven Trail State Park is a 34-mile crushed limestone path connecting South Haven and Kalamazoo. The trail meanders through wooded areas, past farm lands and over rivers and streams. Trail highlights include a camelback bridge and covered bridge.

Great for biking, hiking, and just enjoying the sounds and sights of nature. This trail is used by many and therefore becomes a ”safe” trail to use. Much is a hard pack surface but it does turn to gravel as you travel west. There are few places along the route for restroom breaks and there are no shelters. Come prepared.

hike this trail a few times a week. local in Kalamazoo, paved and well maintained

The area along where railroad tracks were are great for mushroom hunters!

Frequently used trail. Good for biking, walking, and running.

mountain biking
8 months ago

fun trail to ride

beautiful trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven.

walking
8 months ago

Great to walk with children.

road biking
11 months ago

If you're doing the entire Kal-Haven Trail, there are many places to stop for food and rest. The trail keeps you safe the entire trip with great signage.

trail running
11 months ago

Very convenient location for a vacationer in South Haven. If you're looking for a flat course to do distance, this is it. You share the path with bikes, but it wasn't too crowded. Also, the Black River running along the trail is perfect for kayaking.

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Right by my house, well maintained, easily accessible. You can travel many places very easily, and see beautiful sights.

Giving this 5 stars for my activity - longboarding. I've never hiked it before but it's paved and shaded for much of the way which makes it great for hot summer days.

trail running
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Love this trail. I run and bike about 1,500 miles a year on the Kal. Lots of scenery, decent number of rest stops, never too far from a town.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Great trail for all. Not too challenging.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Great for small sections (bike or walk), or long hikes.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Parts of this ride were absolutely fantastic.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A pleasant ride for a fall day. It was hard work in places.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nice trail, good condition. South Haven is a great destination.

road biking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

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.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Great bike trail

hiking
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fantastic afternoon bike ride. Well maintained packed dirt trail that road bikes can easily handle.

I recommend starting in Kalamazoo as the trail will end in South Haven, just a short mile through town from the Lake Michigan beaches.

trail running
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Great trail to run and bike! I trained for a marathon on this trail and look forward to another spring season on it!

hiking
Saturday, March 23, 2013

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!

hiking
Thursday, September 20, 2012

I ride the portion of the trail from D ave to Mosel often and love this trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 24, 2012

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.

road biking
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great trail. Absolutely beautiful scenery and wildlife. Have done a full moon ride on it without lights and the moon illuminated the path perfectly! Didn't ride with a road bike due to the terrain you are riding on.

mountain biking
Monday, March 26, 2012

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!

road biking
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I've been riding this trail for the last 10 years and love it! Through the woods from Kalamazoo to South Haven. Go all the way through to the beach in South Haven or into downtown Kalamzaoo and grab a beer at Bells Brewery. The trail is crushed limestone, hard pack so not ideal for real road bikes. I use a hybrid Trek with a little more purchase with the tires and it's good. Last year I ended up sitting along the trail for over an hour watching a meadow full of humming birds.

trail running
14 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

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