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, ghost 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

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Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail

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:

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

2022 Annual Report

Write us at

This site was updated on May 3rd, 2023

The next Friends meeting will be at 6PM on Monday, June 5, 2023 at the Driftbusters Club at the end of Hughson Ct just east of Gobles off Kalamazoo Avenue.

We hope to see you there!

Looking for a trail map? Point your phone here:

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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