Kal-Haven Trail State Park

About the Trail:

The Kal-Haven Trail is a 33.5 mile linear multiple-use trail that links Kalamazoo to South Haven.

The Kal-Haven Trail is built on the abandoned Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad route that existed from 1870 to 1970. The railroad bed has been converted to a trail with a limestone/slag surface and is suitable for non-motorized bicycles, hiking, and snowmobiling. Geocaching is permitted along the trail.

Snowmobilers can enjoy the Kal-Haven Trail when there is a 4-inch base of snow. There are several places to park snowmobiles along the trail, including the10th Street trailhead in Kalamazoo, as well as the following intersections along the Kal-Haven Trail: 6th Street, M-40, Downtown Bloomingdale, County Road 687 (Kibbie), and Baseline Road and 67th Street. In addition to registration of a snowmobile in Michigan (or from another state or province), a person who operates a snowmobile in Michigan must purchase a snowmobile trail permit sticker. The trail permit sticker is valid for one year, beginning October 1 and ending September 30 of the following year. Snowmobile trail permits can be purchased from the DNR E-license website or the Michigan Snowmobile Association website.

(Copy courtesy of Michigan DNR)

Trail Info:

TRAIL LENGTH • SURFACE • DIFFICULTY
33.5 miles (55km) • Limestone/Slag • Easy

TRAILHEAD GPS COORDINATES
South Haven Trailhead • 42.411615, -86.263102
Kalamazoo Trailhead • 42.325555, -85.668956
4143 10th St N • Kalamazoo, MI 49009

COUNTIES • Kalamazoo, Van Buren

TRAIL USES
Hiking, Biking, Snowmobiling, Cross-Country Skiing

FOR MORE INFORMATION
michigandnr.com/parksandtrails

Van Buren State Park
269-637-2788• Trail questions or to report trail obstructions

AREA STATE PARK CAMPGROUND
Van Buren State Park
23960 Ruggles Road • South Haven, MI 49090 269-637-2788
midnrreservations.com

Area Amenities:

VISITORS INFORMATION
• City of South Haven
269-637-0700 • 539 Phoenix St., South Haven
www.south-haven.com

• South Haven Chamber of Commerce
269-637-5171 • 606 Phillips St., South Haven
www.southhavenmi.com

• South Haven Visitors Bureau
800-764-2836 • 546 Phoenix St., South Haven
www.southhaven.org