Kal-Haven Trail

EASY 27 reviews

Kal-Haven Trail is a 34 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kalamazoo, Michigan that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
34.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

rails trails

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Kal-Haven Trail State Park

1 month ago

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

mountain biking
7 months ago

fun trail to ride

7 months ago

beautiful trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven.

walking
7 months ago

Great to walk with children.

road biking
9 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
10 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.

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, March 30, 2017

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

Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

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!

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.

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.

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Monday, June 12, 2017

walking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

road biking
Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

mountain biking
Sunday, June 08, 2014

mountain biking
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Monday, July 01, 2013