Gobles is a city in Van Buren County of the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 815. It was originally called Gobleville, named after its founder Hiram Goble. The popular Kal-Haven Trail, which runs from Kalamazoo to South Haven, goes through the city's business district. It is also home to Timber Ridge Ski Area.