Hit the Trail! 

Trail Map
Download a PDF of the KNC Trail Map here or visit Guest Services at the Visitor Center to pick up a copy.

Today's Hours
Visitor Center Hours:  
9 am - 5 pm, 
Sunday 1-5 pm

Daily Admission Rates

Members: Free 
Adults: $7/Seniors $6 
Children 4-17 $4 
Children 3 & Under: Free

Whether you plan to visit for an hour or for the day there is a trail waiting for you to explore.
A visit to the Kalamazoo Nature Center offers 13 trails covering over 10 miles of varied habitats from ponds to prairies, fens and forest, and all things in between.

Pioneer Woods
1.0 mile, Moderate
Young forest, evergreens, farm fields.  

Prairie Pathway
0.5 mile, Easy
Open restored prairie.  

Raptor Ridge
0.4 mile, Difficult
Overlook of Kalamazoo Valley.  

Ridge Run
0.6 mile, Moderate
Overlook of the Fen. 

River Walk
0.2 mile, Easy
Boardwalk to Kalamazoo River.   

Source Pond Trail
0.7 mile, Moderate
Old growth forest, large pond.  

Trout Run Trail
0.4 mile, Moderate
Secluded trail along stream.  

Beech Maple

0.7 mile, Moderate
Old growth beech-maple forest.  

 Bluebird Trail
2.7 miles, Moderate
140-acre restored prairie. 

 Cooper's Overlook
0.2 mile, Moderate
Ridge overlooking Trout Run.  

Fern Valley

0.7 mile, Difficult
Sugar maple grove and a secluded pond.  

Green Heron Ravine

0.7 mile, Moderate
Fields, young forest, shallow ponds. 
Habitat Haven
0.6 mile, Easy
Accessible, habitat overlooks.  


Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (KRVT)

The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail opened in 2008 as Kalamazoo County’s newest county park. When complete the trail will encompass 35 miles of non-motorized, paved surface from Battle Creek through Kalamazoo County. The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is free to all users, providing everyone with great recreational opportunities, alternative transportation and access to invigorating green space.
Visit the KRVT website for more information.

Lee's Hiking Spree

Take a HIKE!  Join Lee's Hiking Spree

The Hiking Spree is a great way to get out on the trails and see our ever changing views from season to season. It's easy to join.  Purchase a KNC Hiking Stick with a KNC logo medallion to start your membership, and hike 5 KNC trails within one year of joining. Report your Hikes to the Host at the Guest Services Desk to earn that year's medallion.

Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557 

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