Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

MODERATE 17 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.

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
8 days ago

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

10 days ago

1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail for all. Not too challenging.

mountain biking
2 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

Parts of this ride were absolutely fantastic.

mountain biking
8 months ago

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

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

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.

sea kayaking
Saturday, June 21, 2014

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
Thursday, October 13, 2011