Best trails in Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Looking for a great trail near Kalamazoo, Michigan? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Barry State Game Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Yankee Springs Recreation Area or Al Sabo Land Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 13 easy trails in Kalamazoo ranging from 1.2 to 34 miles and from 761 to 980 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top trails (16)
#1 - Atwater Loop Trail
Al Sabo Land Preserve
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Offline map recommended. Users have reported that the trail is not marked well. Al Sabo Preserve is an area of northeastern Texas Township, in southwestern Kalamazoo County, Michigan. It comprises 741 acres of marsh, forest, streams, and rolling hills. Numerous trails provide recreational opportunities throughout the Preserve.Show more
#2 - Asylum Lake Trail
Asylum Lake Preserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
This beautiful preserve boasts a large lake, trails, and loads of wildlife. Please practice Leave No Trace principles and do not hike around the northern part of the lake; there is no trail there.Show more
#3 - Kal-Haven Trail
Kal-Haven Trail Park
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Length: 34.0 mi • Est. Multi-day
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#4 - Bow in the Clouds
Bow in the Clouds
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
#5 - Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Several Parks are connected using the Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail. Show more
#6 - Kalamazoo Valley River Trail Loop
Kalamazoo Nature Center
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
The Kalamazoo Nature Center offers an extensive network of trails. The path listed here can very easily be made into a longer or shorter path. The nature center requires an admission fee to park unless you hold a membership. Their trails are unpaved and wind through a variety of habitats. You can experience hills, bogs, and a variety of difficulty levels there. The nature center does have bathrooms and water, so you can cool off and use the facilities with paid admission.Show more
#7 - Wolf Tree Nature Trail
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 44 m
#8 - Moab Trail to Mandala Trail and Lookout Trail
Al Sabo Land Preserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
#9 - Kleinstuck Preserve Loop
Kleinstuck Preserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
#10 - Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
Kal-Haven Trail Park
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Length: 18.4 mi • Est. 7 h 37 m
The Kalamazoo River Trail is a mixed use paved trail for walkers, joggers, and bikers. No motorized traffic is allowed. Parking is free at all 12 designated parking spots. It has moderately heavy traffic and runs a variety of programs. The trail winds through a beech maple forest, crosses through some prairie grasslands, runs in front of the Kalamazoo Nature Center (where there is free up front parking for the trail, but you cannot enter the KNC), and then back into some more woods before rejoining the river and running along the river into downtown Kalamazoo. Show more
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