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Kal Haven Trail

66 N Bailey Ave, South Haven, MI
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in South Haven
Type: Hiking Trails
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Brighton, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived in South Haven right after a huge damaging storm. Two days later we rode the Kal Haven Trail and we were pleased by how quickly they cleaned up the numerous trees that had blocked the trail. The day between the storm and our ride was warm and sunny so the trail had dried out. On a previous trip... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We really enjoyed the trail. We rode from South Haven towards Kalamazoo. While not paved, except at the trailhead, it is very compact and flat so your hybrid will do well on the surface. Lots of trees so it was a very shady ride. We only did 11 miles and want to go back to complete the trail.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We began our visit to South Haven by riding 8 miles on the Kal-Haven trail. The trailhead was packed with a riding event. Still we found a parking spot and didn't feel crowded on the trail. It's one of the prettiest rails to trails I've been on, running alongside the Black River and through thick canopy of hardwood forest. It... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We drove to the parking area and began our hike on the Kal Haven Trail. The walk started off following the Black River and was very scenic. We walked a total of two miles before we turned around and walked back. This is a trail for walkers, joggers and bicyclists. If we return to South Haven, we will take this... More

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DeForest, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We do a lot of bike riding in Wisconsin, we were hoping this would be different. It looked like I never left Wisconsin. The covered bridge was neat and the blueberry fields, but, that was the extent of the different scenes.

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Chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We rode 10 miles out from S. Haven and back. It is a very flat, straight trail (rail trail), so not too exciting. The covered bridge was nice. The canopy provides shade most of the way.

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We like this trail because it was nice. We loved this kal haven trail. we will be back next year for our summer trip.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nicely shaded and easy access from South Haven. Portable toilets available at intervals. Did not have my bike so I didn't go as far as I would like to. I'll be back with my bike.

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Orland Park, IL
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44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Another visit to this great southwestern Michigan trail. After riding the entire trail a few times during our visits hereI think for a shorter ride, starting in Bloomingdale and riding east towards Kalamazoo offer bicycle riders more towns to stop in for food or serfvices while riding. Bloomingdale has a grocery store Called Wagoners that has a deli with fresh... More

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