Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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.

Distance: 7.3 miles Elevation Gain: 141 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips

road biking


bird watching



wild flowers


Several Parks are connected using the Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail.

road biking
no shade
2 days ago

Very beautiful and flat ride for a bike. All cement. Only one large push up to a bridge.

no shade
5 days ago

bridge out
7 days ago

Overall great trail! Love it, and will continue to visit again and again! Dog Friendly too!

9 days ago

Very nice trail, walk here often see deer often.

8 months ago

gps was bad on this trek

Saw so many deer this evening. It was a great night. Love this trail.

Beautiful night!!

Wonderful, perfect day in portage. The trail was great!!

Mon Apr 15 2019

Nicely paved trail, despite being in city (and some road noise), it has a lot of wooded areas, water (stream and dams) and parallels an active train track in parts. Also has a bird sanctuary off shoot for watching birds and waterfowl. There are parks at each end and sort of midway (has a playground for the kids).

Tue Jun 26 2018

good urban trail. No dirt trails so not a "hike" but nice and long out and back.

Tue Mar 13 2018

Short and sweet. Dog-log stations and bathrooms at both ends are awesome. Trash cans every so often and the scenic overlooks are worth the short walk. Well maintained and well marked.

Tue Jun 27 2017

Well marked and great getaway close to town.

Mon May 15 2017

Love it great trail

Sun Jan 22 2017

Great resource in Portage, MI. Easy to access and a good workout. Usually pretty busy with roller skating, bikers, and joggers. Nice to see a great deal of wild life. Often see deer every time I run on the trail.

Sat Oct 22 2016

This is a great place to walk dogs and take seasonal photos. Always a nice experience!

Fri May 27 2016

it's ok. sometimes too busy

road biking
Wed Mar 13 2013

The best thing about this trail is convenience, you can access it through many different points in Portage. There are also linked trails that total around 16 miles. For biking this trail can be frustrating because it is HEAVILY used and there is a lot of slow moving traffic to contend with

18 days ago

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