Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
18.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
3 months ago

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

mountain biking
11 months ago

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

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.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Great trail for all. Not too challenging.

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.

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.

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.

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
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

mountain biking
Friday, March 24, 2017

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

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paddle sports
Saturday, June 21, 2014

road biking
Thursday, October 13, 2011