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Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

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The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is the newest Kalamazoo County Park! The trail is free to use and has a paved-asphalt surface that is 12-feet wide. It's a multi-purpose trail for non-motorized transportation and recreation.


Once complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will encompass 35 miles of trail throughout Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo will be a regional hub connecting Battle Creek to Lake Michigan, and D Ave. to Portage.

This existing trail and planned trails in other counties will link more than 140 miles of trail connecting the Battle Creek Linear Park, Kal-Haven State Park Trail, and Portage Bicentennial Park Trail.

Currently, there are 17 miles complete of this non-motorized, paved-asphalt trail. One stretch begins at 10th Street, heading east from the Kal-Haven Caboose and stretching 4.8 miles to Westnedge Ave. You can also enjoy a section that connects River Street in Comstock to D Avenue, traveling through Mayors’ Riverfront Park, Verburg Park, along Riverview Dr., and heading north along Markin Glen County Park and the Kalamazoo Nature Center. These two segments are connected by a signed-route throughout downtown Kalamazoo, featuring the Arcadia Creek Festival Place as well as many places to eat and shop. As funds and property become available the trail will continue to grow, realizing a vision that has been in the works since 1991.

Click here for a detailed Trail Map

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail t-shirts $10

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail t-shirts are now available for a $10 donation. All proceeds go toward funding programming on the trail.

Click here to download an order form and to see larger view of the KRVT t-shirt.

Recent KRVT News

2013 Annual Report: Kalamazoo River Valley Trail Programming

2013 marked the fifth year of trail programming on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Please view the annual report for details on trail usage, and a recap of programs/events and marketing efforts.

New Trail Brochure and Maps are Now Available

The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail map/brochure has recently been revised and the updated map includes the newest completed section that connects Mayors’ Riverfront Park to River Street in Comstock. If you'd like a copy of the brochure mailed to you, or a stack for your business, please call 269-373-5073 or email KRVT. The maps are available online as well by visiting this page.

Point-to-Point Distances

10th Street to Ravine Bike Lane 3 miles
10th Street to Westnedge 4.8 miles
10th Street to D Ave. 13.0 miles
10th Street to Comstock (River St., end of trail) 9.2 miles
Comstock (River St.) to D Ave. 11.1 miles
Verburg Park bridge to D Ave. 6.5 miles
Verburg Park bridge to Comstock (River St.) 5.4 miles
Rose Park to D. Ave. 7.6 miles
Rose Park to Comstock (River St., end of trail) 3.6 miles
Rose Park to 10th Street 5.6 miles

Safety First!

A Few Safety Reminders to make your experience more enjoyable.

  • The Trail is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.
  • Follow all County Park Trail Rules posted along the trail.
  • Obey all trail and traffic signs.
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet.
  • Cyclists and skaters must yield to pedestrians.
  • Keep right and pass on left. Give audible warning before passing.
  • There is safety in numbers. Use the buddy-system and enjoy the trail with a companion.
  • Pets must be on a leash no more than six feet long and owners must clean up after their pets.

Click here for a full list of the trail rules.

Special Events

If you or your group is interested in holding an event on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, please submit a "Special Event Request Form" to the Kalamazoo County Parks Department. Forms may be emailed to the Kalamazoo County Parks Department, faxed to 269-383-8724 or mailed to::
Trail Program Coordinator
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo MI, 49048


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