Kal Haven Trail

Kal Haven Trail, South Haven: Address, Phone Number, Kal Haven Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Kal Haven Trail
4.5
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JohnDesign
3 contributions
Aug 2020
I took the family to Kal Haven Trails near downtown South Haven entrance. We walked a few miles. It's a pleasant view and very chill. It's secluded from any major area so it's quiet and not as busy when we went early in the morning. If you're looking for something to do, this is something to add to the bucket list!
Written August 13, 2020
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Audra W
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Jul 2021
We use this trail every year to walk our dog while on vacation at South Haven. It's so beautiful and quiet. There are a lot of bike riders on the path but they just let you know that they are behind you and then go around you. The path is crushed limestone and pretty wide. There are also mile markers along the way and benches to use for a rest.
Written July 24, 2021
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO827 contributions
Jul 2020
This is a walking trail that follows a former railrooad line. We walked some of the first 2 miles, which included views of the Black River and a covered bridge. the trail has some signage on it, including topics such as bridges on the route and the fruit growing industry. Very nice. Overall, more bicycle traffic than foot traffic.
Written July 3, 2020
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Nyormirror
Bay City, MI1,180 contributions
Aug 2020
My friends and family rode the 34 mile crushed lime stone trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven. The loss from the Zoo to the Haven is 344 feet. There are some gradual inclines and some declines with some sandy spots that could get a little dicey for road bikes. The trail is mostly tree lined so you probably wont need your sunglasses.

The crushed limestone is pretty solid but noisy and takes away from listening to nature while riding. A blacktop or cement paved trail would have made it a excellent, quiet ride. The trail is well marked with 1/2 mile markers and stop signs for crossroads. Out houses , benches, picnic tables and well-water pumps are available at several spots on the trail. Some of the pumps handles had been removed from the wells so make sure you bring enough water. You and your bike are also going to get dusty so have the baby wipes ready and the Windex for the bike after.

I've ridden this trail twice now and it's lost its allure. I don't think I would ride it again.
Written August 18, 2020
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Doug B
Indianapolis, IN41 contributions
Aug 2020
Rode 12 miles from South Haven to Grand Junction, had a bite to eat in Grand Junction at the local greasy spoon (it was good), and then rode back to South Haven. Path is crushed stone, packed tight, path. Straight line path. Almost the entire path is shaded by trees. A few others on the path (it was a saturday morning) but not enough to call it crowded at all. We saw maybe forty other bike riders in 24 miles. It was an easy path that we both enjoyed riding, but there wasn't much to see other than trees. Grand Junction was an actual "town' to stop in a get a bite to eat. The other towns in between had nothing to stop and look at. No complaints, but I'm an avid bike rider, and was beginning to become bored. Would I do it again? yes... but I'd plan a whole day and ride the entire trail, stopping for lunch in Kalamazoo, and then heading back. Your bike will get very dusty. Be prepared to clean your bike and drive train when you are done.
Written August 3, 2020
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Nimai Hari
Chicago, IL210 contributions
Jul 2020
We were visiting Van Buren State park and were looking for a trail - deciding between the two main options in the area. We decided to check out this trail as it sounded much more interesting and unique. We headed off East along the trail, not really sure of what to expect or how long we would ride for. We were told about a cafe to check out in the town of Grand Junction.

Fortunately for us, the trail was shaded to help protect us from the beating sun. Additionally, as long as you kept a decent pace, the wind felt great. We ended up making it out to Grand Junction, but didnt get a chance to try the cafe.

I would highly recommend this trail to anyone visiting the area. Part of the trail is submerged but passable with water (it came up to right about the pedal). I saw another group take a detour that we tried on our way back but that requires you to cross a pretty busy highway.
Written July 5, 2020
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Debra B
4 contributions
Sep 2020
We were a bit leery of it being "crushed stone", but it was so hard packed we had no issues at all with our road bikes. We started in South Haven and rode as far as Gobles and had no issues with the trail being too rough or rutted. We thoroughly enjoyed it and want to come back and finish the rest of the trail. Not much along the way as far as towns, etc. to grab food/drink, but we did find a bar in Gobles.
Written October 12, 2020
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Michelle M
Michigan49 contributions
Aug 2020
Two of us cycled 10 miles from South Haven and then turned back. What a relaxing ride. The paths are well groomed and shaded by numerous beautiful trees. We were able to ride side by side and move over when others approached.
Written August 23, 2020
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NateBarker
Byron Center, MI11 contributions
Jul 2020
We ride about 10 miles out from South Haven and stop at Grand Junction for lunch at Country Fare and then ride back to South Haven. Great trail with beautiful country views. Primarily flat and even trail. Well maintained.
Written July 23, 2020
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Sandy A
13 contributions
Aug 2021
We hiked about 15 miles on the trail. The trail is either a very easy walk of pavement or level limestone. Beautiful, old forests. I would like to go back to see the fall colors. Mostly bikes but it is a wide trail so plenty of room for both riders and hikers.
Written August 23, 2021
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