Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Kalamazoo, Michigan that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

trail running

walking

river

wildlife

no dogs

1 day ago

parking at entrance of Nature Center. trail along Westnedge is paved

1 month ago

Dogs not allowed. Great for stroller and young kids!

The information is a bit misleading. I went today and inquired about the trails in the nature center. The girl at the entrance booth said there are 12 miles of walking trails, the cost per vehicle is 7.00$ and no dogs allowed. The trail I assume the description is talking about is the paved walkway that runs along westnedge in front of the nature center which she said is 3 miles in either direction. They will let you park for free at the center if you walk the outer trail.

trail running
8 months ago

One of the most beautiful trails I have run in the area. Wide enough in many spots to run two people side by side.

Friday, October 14, 2016

It's nice but it's so expensive to just go for a walk there. I believe it was about $11.

walking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

It's a nice little walking trail but I'm not sure I see why people talk it up so much.

hiking
Friday, July 17, 2015

A true gem! Not only for Kalamazoo but for all of Michigan !

I cannot say enough about the place. It IS a must.

Trails for all levels. Well marked

GREAT PLACE

cross country skiing
Monday, May 25, 2015

Beautiful trails

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Kalamazoo Valley River Trail was a fun trail to hike. There are many curves and hills with plenty to look at along the way. Great for bikes as well!

hiking
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today was my first time on the trails and I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what there is to see. There is a mix of easy and difficult trails with stunning views.

hiking
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Great place to run, hike, and cross country ski. The habitat restoration is excellent as well for the natural fauna and flora radiates here!

hiking
Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Delano homestead is a great trip back in history. From the restored home to the working black smith shop you feel like you of stepped back in time.
Plus there are tons of trails leading all over. You can see the large raptors flying around the source pond.

hiking
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The KNC is one of the hidden gems of Kalamazoo. There are some incredible scenes with creeks, dense forest, and the quarry is pretty amazing too!
Throughout the preserve you will forget your even in town, it is well worth spending the day!

10 days ago

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

hiking
Friday, May 12, 2017

trail running
Sunday, October 02, 2016

walking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

walking
Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 27, 2015

hiking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

hiking
Monday, September 03, 2012