The thrill of the outdoors, the beauty of nature, the serenity of being unplugged… The Kal-Haven is a trail for all seasons.

Welcome to the Kal-Haven Trail!

The Kal-Haven Trail, the first State Park of its kind in Michigan, is a wonderful 34 mile long linear, multi-use trail that links Kalamazoo to South Haven and is one of southwest Michigan’s premier tourist destinations. The Trail passes over a glacial moraine, through busy towns and  small villages, open farmland and orchards, delicate wetlands and ends on the shores of Lake Michigan losing only 300′ in elevation along the way. Read more about the trail at

The Kal-Haven is a

Friends of the Kal-Haven

In the 1980’s the community came together for the purpose of transforming the old Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad bed into a multi-use trail for all to walk, bike, snowmobile, and enjoy. It was their vision and their efforts that brought us the Kal-Haven Trail as we know it today,

The Friends’ exist to help maintain, improve and build on the trail for future generations to enjoy and your participation is always welcome.

Donate to the Friends:

Write us at

This site was updated on January 15, 2023

Snowmobilers: If you need to obtain a permit for this winter, point your browser here:

DNR Snowmobile Permits

Before you make the trip, call the State Park Office
at (269) 637-2788
to find out if there’s enough snow on the
KHT and/or the Van Buren Trail.

Friends Help Out at Boo On Your Bike!

Friends celebrate their Annual Meeting with
a full house in Gobles!

On October 3rd, 2022 the Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail honored five exemplary West Michiganders for their love of the Kal-Haven Trail.

From L-R: Richard Godfrey, Paul Spegel, Scott Reinert, Gerhard Wynbelt

A copy of our 2021-2022 Annual Report can be found here:
2022 Annual Report

Are there trees down across the trail? Did you come across a section that needs immediate attention? Do you just want to tell someone how much you love the Kal-Haven Trail? Call the Kal-Haven Trail State Park office at (269) 637-2788


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