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Address: 66 N Bailey Ave, South Haven, MI
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Great Trail Ride!

Great for riders of all skill levels, this trail goes from Kalamazoo into down town South Haven. There are several stops along the way along with camp grounds. Some fun things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great for riders of all skill levels, this trail goes from Kalamazoo into down town South Haven. There are several stops along the way along with camp grounds. Some fun things to do are stop at Farmers Markets and trail-side stands. Lots of fun for individuals and families!

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Holland, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The price was a bit high, but if you are going to use the trail.....it goes a long way for the up keep of it. Nice views. Very courteous people who use it. Well worth the time and money!

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a "rails-to-trails" conversion. The surface is hard packed (though not paved). It is 34 miles long, connecting South Haven with Kalamazoo. The trail is mainly wooded, but also passes by farms and travels though several small towns. We usually ride part way, stop for breakfast in Gobles, and then finish. It is not crowded except during "events" which... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were planning on biking the trail from South Haven to Kalamazoo, but the colder weather changed our minds - so we chose to hike 12 miles instead. It was a nice walk. Looking forward to coming back in the spring to cycle the whole distance and back again.

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Amsterdam
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a gravel trail, but it is packed with no large stones. I used a hybrid bike with no trouble. This is an old railroad bed so the grades are under 2%-nothing too dificult. Several places to stop along the way. Several places to get free water from hand pumps. Total distance from Kalamazoo to South Haven is 32... More 

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Vernon, WI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I are avid outdoors people - we hike, bike, photograph, boat/kayak, and I fish. We generally plan our get-aways to include trails and in the central Midwest primarily bike trails (rails-to-trails). That's how we came to do the Kal-Haven and it was well worth the trip. It's not a challenging trail - elevation wise or steerage wise... More 

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I bike this trail each time I stay in South Haven. The trail takes you over a covered bridge, through the trees, past farms, residential areas and through little towns. The trail is not paved, although compact and easy to navigate, with a few sandy spots. On a windy day it can be quite challenging but the majority of the... More 

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Coldwater
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Went from kalamzoo to south haven on the 13th and south haven to kalamazoo on the 14th of september 2014 . This is a nice trail. Well maintained crushed limestone. 33 miles each way. a Lot of places to stop and rest. Several bathrooms located throughout the trail. 80% shaded so its a little cold in the fall. Mile markers... More 

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St. Charles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was only walking on the South Haven portions of the trail. You can tell a lot of money was put into this trail with the boardwalks, pavillions, benches every 100 feel or so, but there are several areas that were cordoned off due to erosion. There are no lane markers to keep bikers and hikers away from each other... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did the complete trail from Kalamazoo to south haven. The trail drops 310 feet between the 2 cities. So start at Kalamazoo. It is about 34 miles. We averaged about 10 mph. The trail between Kalamazoo and Bloomingdale was just improved the trail condition after that is ok. There are no great cities along the way. Most everything is... More 

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