Kal-Haven Trail State Park

Kal-Haven Trail State Park

Kal-Haven Trail State Park of Kalamazoo and Van Buren County, Michigan

Hiking the Kal-Haven Trail State ParkCross country skiing the Kal-Haven Trail State ParkMountain biking the Kal-Haven Trail State Park

Trail Distance:

34.1 miles long.


Take US 131 to M-43 W. to 10th Street then N. 2 miles.

Trail Description:

Phone Number: (269) 637-2788
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: No
Approximate Size: 85 (Acres)

Ski trail is not groomed.

Kal-Haven Trail State Park is a 34-mile crushed limestone path connecting South Haven and Kalamazoo. The trail meanders through wooded areas, past farm lands and over rivers and streams. Trail highlights include a camelback bridge and covered bridge.

To reach the Kalamazoo trailhead, take US-31 west of Kalamazoo to M-43. Go west on M-43 a quarter mile and drive north on 10th Street two miles. To reach the South Haven trailhead, take I-196 to exit 22 (North Shore Drive) and go west to the Blinking light (Blue Star or A2) go south on Blue Star (A2) for about 1 mile, turn right (west) on Wells Street for a quarter mile, then right (north) on Baily Street to the park entrance.

Annual passes are available through the Van Buren County Road Commission, by mail or in person, at its Lawrence office, 319 W. James St. The cost is $15 for one person and $35 for a family.


  • Designated Watchable Wildlife Site - The Wildlife Viewing Guide is now on line at www.michigan.gov/miwildlifeviewing
  • Biking
  • Hiking - Feature is ADA Compliant.
  • Bridle Trails - Trails may have other designated uses.
  • Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4" of snow or more on the ground.
  • Cross Country Ski

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