Hiking Trails in Kansas

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  • 133rd Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The four disconnected sections of the 133rd Street Path run though the communities of Olathe, Overland Park and Leawood outside Kansas City. The trail parallels sections of 133rd and 132nd Streets, connecting nearby homes to commercial centers, ...
  • 143rd Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The 143rd Street Path is a sidepath along W. 143rd Street in Overland Park. The trail offers access to the surrounding residential communities as well as nearby schools, religious faclities and recreational opportunities. The trail also connects ...
  • 151st Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    As you might imagine, the 151st Street Path is a sidepath along 151st Street though Olathe and Overland Park outside Kansas City. The path provides access to commercial centers, schools, parks, residential developments and even the county airport. ...
  • 159th Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The 159th Street Path unsurprisingly parallels W. 159th St. in Olathe. The trail provides access to commercial, industrial and residential facilities, as well as Chisholm Trail Middle School and the Olathe District Activity Center. The latter ...
  • 20th Street Trafficway Path

    State: KS
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    As a side path to a busy thoroughfare, the 20th Street Trafficway Path provides both an excellent recreational opportunity for the surrounding communities and a safe commuting alternative for cyclists, walkers and runners who live or work on ...
  • 3rd Street Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The winding 3rd Street Trail parallels an irrigation ditch between Interstate 135 and Lorraine Avenue in Wichita, making a link between disconnected portions of 3rd Street via a non-motorized route. The trail was constructed along with Third ...
  • 6th Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The 6th Street Path runs along W. 6th Street—also signed as US 40—in Lawrence. The side path provides safe access to residential and commercial facilities along the busy road. At its western end, the trail connects to the S. Lawrence Trafficway ...
  • 79th Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although only a mile long, the 79th Street Path connects important recreational amenities in Lenexa, a southwestern suburb of Kansas City. The paved, east-west route parallels its namesake roadway through a pleasant residential area. On the ...
  • 95th Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 95th Street Path is a paved, half-mile route through Lenexa, part of the Kansas City metro area. The trail is separated from the roadway by a wide grassy median and is surrounded by residences on one side of the roadway and busy shopping ...
  • Arkansas River Bike Path

    State: KS
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 10-mile Arkansas River Path is Wichita's longest and most popular multi-use trail, running mainly along the southwest bank of the Big Arkansas River between 21st Street (near I-235) and Galena Street at S. Washington Street. There are also ...
  • Augusta Pedestrian & Bicycle Path

    State: KS
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Situated along the eastern shore of Augusta Lake, the Augusta Pedestrian & Bicycle Path serves as the primary trail for the community of Augusta, Kansas. The trail connects residences to the east and south of the lake with two popular parks. ...
  • Blackbob Road Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Paralleling Blackbob Road through the community of Olathe, just outside of Kansas City, the Blackbob Road Trail is a great opportunity for local trail users. The path connects nearby homes to schools, parks and libraries, as well as churches ...
  • Blackfish Parkway Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Blackfish Parkway Trail lies in the southwestern corner of Shawnee, a suburb of Kansas City. Although the trail follows a major roadway, much of the route is lined with mature trees and nice homes. Along the way, look for the Shawnee Indian ...
  • Blue River Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 9.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Blue River Rail Trail meanders along the course of the Big Blue River, in places meeting the water's edge and in other places straying from its banks. The rail-trail stretches between Marysville and Oketo, and there are plans to extend it ...
  • Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park runs from 11th to 23rd streets along an abandoned rail corridor just west of Haskell Avenue in Lawrence, Kansas. The trail was made possible through the work of the city's Parks and Recreation and Public ...
  • Canal Hike and Bike Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 4.9-mile Canal Hike and Bike Trail runs underneath and alongside the I-135 Canal Route, starting at E. 17th Street N. (at McAdams Park) and heading south to Stafford Street (just north of Pawnee). Use caution as the path has several street ...
  • Center Street Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Center Street Trail is little more than a sidepath paralleling N. Center Street in the community of Gardner. The trail provides recreation and transportation opportunities to the residents of North Gardner and a safe route for students at ...
  • Clinton Parkway Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Clinton Parkway Trail parallels Clinton Parkway on the southwest side of Lawrence, Kansas. The trail provides access for nearby residents to a number of community facilities and commercial centers. It connects to the S. Lawrence Trafficway ...
  • Companion to the Santa Fe Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Located within the Cimarron National Grassland, the Companion to the Santa Fe Trail parallels a portion of the original Santa Fe Trail. The vital 19th century transportation route granted passage to early settlers traveling from Missouri to ...
  • Deer Creek Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Topeka's Deer Creek Trail follows the eponymous waterway for more than a mile through the eastern part of the city. Just south of where Deer Creek meets Shunganunga Creek, the trail turns west, ultimately meeting the popular Shunga Trail at ...
  • El Dorado Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The El Dorado Bike Trail was built in two phases, with a portion of the older, northern segment occupying a former railroad bed. The trail winds through El Dorado, offering safe and enjoyable entertainment and exercise for the whole family. ...
  • Flint Hills Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 117 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Flint Hills Nature Trail runs for 117 miles (east-west) across northeast Kansas, linking six counties and dozens of towns between Osawatomie and Herington. The rail-trail is the 7th longest in the United States, but many sections remain ...
  • Gardner Greenway Corridor

    State: KS
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Gardner Greenway Corridor is a paved trail connecting Winwood Park and Brookside Park in Gardner, Kansas. The trail runs through open space alongside dense woodlands within the two parks. The pathway was specifically designed to be accessible ...
  • Gardner Road Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Gardner Road Trail parallels S. Gardner Road on the southern side of Gardner, Kansas. The sidepath travels through a low density suburban community and connects residences with parks and religious facilities.
  • Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail (Mill Creek Streamway Park)

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Though officially a rail-trail, the Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail along the linear Mill Creek Streamway Park does parallel an active rail line for about 6 miles of its length at its southern end. The trail runs for 17 miles from the ...
  • Great Bend Levee Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Great Bend Levee Trail runs atop the flood control levee on the north bank of the Arkansas River on the edge of Great Bend. Users will encounter rural, suburban and industrial environments over the length of the trail. The trail offers views ...
  • Gypsum Creek Bike Path

    State: KS
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Gypsum Creek Bike Path runs for 6.5 miles along its namesake creek between Towne East Square at Douglas and Turnpike Drive. The trail parallels I-35 between Cottonwood Park and Plainview Park. The path offers access to parks, shopping, restaurants ...
  • Haskell Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.06 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Haskell Rail-Trail, billed as the ‘first operational rail-trail in Kansas’, spans the eastern edge of the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence. In the north, the unpaved trail connects to the paved Burroughs Creek Trail ...
  • Haysville Hike and Bike Path

    State: KS
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Haysville Hike and Bike Path is a system of trails and sidepaths located in the Wichita suburb of Haysville. The system connects many of the important amenities of this community, including schools, commercial and industrial centers, parks, ...
  • Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

    State: KS, MO
    Length: 26 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail links two states, four communities and a multitude of parks along Indian Creek. The trail provides numerous connections to the surrounding areas, making it an excellent resource for members of the community for ...
  • Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail follows the bank of the Arkansas River and Cow Creek in Hutchinson, Kansas. The trail provides useful connections to residential and commercial areas, as well as parks and recreation facilities. At the ...
  • K-96 Bicycle Path

    State: KS
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The K-96 Bicycle Path runs for 8 miles along the K-96 bypass, from the intersection of 127th Street East and Central Avenue to N. Oliver Avenue. A newer trail, the McAdams Bike Path—which leads to the park of the same name—now links the K-96 ...
  • Lackman Road Path

    State: KS
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Lackman Road Path begins across from Swarner Park, where you'll find a number of recreational amenities, including sports fields, a playground, fishing pond, and skate park. From there, you head south through Shawnee, a suburb of Kansas City. ...
  • Lake Shawnee Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 6.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Lake Shawnee opened in 1939 as a project of the Works Progress Administration and has been providing the residents and visitors of Topeka with a host of recreational opportunities since that time. A recent addition to the lake area, the encircling ...
  • Landon Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 12.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    When complete, the Landon Nature Trail will follow a 40-mile corridor of the former Missouri Pacific Railroad, running between Topeka and an intersection with the 117-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail west of Pomona in Osage County. The trail currently ...
  • Lawrence Levee Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 9.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Located along the north bank of the Kansas River, the Lawrence Levee Trail runs along the top of the flood-control levee on the outskirts of Lawrence. The trail offers views of nearby farmland and the river as well as the downtown area of Lawrence, ...
  • Little Mill Creek Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Little Mill Creek Trail offers a pleasant, woodsy route through Lenexa, about 14 miles southwest of Kansas City. The trail begins at Blackfish Parkway (along which you can hop on the Blackfish Parkway Trail) and heads south, soon reaching ...
  • Madison Street Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Paralleling W. Madison Street, the Madison Street Trail is a sidepath that provides access between nearby residences and public facilities. Gardner Edgerton High School is located near the western end of the trail. In the east, a short trip ...
  • Mahaffie Creek Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Winding nearly two miles through suburban Olathe, the Mahaffie Creek Trail offers connections to the beautiful Mill Creek Streamway Park, schools and the city's northern neighborhoods. Much of the route is well-shaded. At its northern end, ...
  • Manhattan Linear Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 9.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Manhattan Linear Park Trail will eventually circle the city of Manhattan, Kansas, but as of early 2012, the trail was 9 miles long and forms ring about two-thirds of the way around. The trail surface varies from crushed limestone to concrete ...
  • Marquette Pioneer Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Marquette Pioneer Trail in tiny Marquette, Kansas, opened for use in 2013. The trail, which is surfaced with asphalt millings, primarily occupies a former railroad corridor spanning the town’s width, although an on-road portion takes trail ...
  • Maurer Road Path

    State: KS
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Maurer Road Path parallels its namesake roadway for just over a mile in the city of Shawnee on the outskirts of Kansas City. The north-south route connects residential and shopping areas and, at its southern end, meets the east-west Midland ...
  • McAdams Bike Path

    State: KS
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The McAdams Bike Path, so named because it leads to the northern edge of McAdams Park, provides an important connection between two other popular trails: the K-96 Bicycle Path and the Canal Hike and Bike Trail. Together, these trails provide ...
  • Meadowlark Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone

    The Meadowlark Trail in Kansas is a work in progress along a former Union Pacific railroad corridor stretching for 12.6 miles between the cities of McPherson and Lindsborg. The corridor was railbanked in 1997 by the Central Kansas Conservancy, ...
  • Midland Drive Path

    State: KS
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Midland Drive Path offers a paved mile-long east-west route paralleling the southern side of its namesake roadway through the city of Shawnee. Views are a mix of commercial and residential areas. At Lackman Road, you can connect to Blackfish ...
  • Midtown Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Wichita's Midtown Bike Path is a short stretch of paved path that cuts diagonally across the city’s Midtown neighborhood on a former Missouri Pacific Railroad corridor. The trail features Victorian-style lighting, benches, brick columns and ...
  • Monticello Road Path

    State: KS
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Monticello Road Path offers a paved north-south route through Shawnee on the western outskirts of Kansas City. It connects shopping areas, housing subdivisions and schools. At the north end of the trail, you can turn east and follow the ...
  • Nall Avenue Path

    State: KS
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Nall Avenue Path is a paved sidepath along Nall Avenue, its namesake. The path offers connections to the residents of the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, providing access to apartments, houses and commercial centers, as well as religious ...
  • Prairie Spirit Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 51.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Prairie Spirit Trail in Kansas is hard-packed limestone and suitable for bicycles as well as wheelchairs. Some of the trail is asphalt (within city limits), which allows for inline skaters. The trail is open during daylight hours; special ...
  • Prairie Star Parkway Path

    State: KS
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Though it exists in three disconnected sections, the Prairie Star Parkway Path is an excellent resource for the western side of the suburban community of Lenexa. The asphalt trail is a sidepath to the recently constructed Prairie Star Parkway ...
  • Prairie Sunset Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Prairie Sunset Trail is located west of Wichita and runs between S. 295th Street in Garden Plain and S. 167th Street W. in the outskirts of Wichita. The trail is arrow-straight, occupying a portion of the old rail bed that once carried the ...
  • Redbud Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Redbud Trail in northeastern Wichita is built along the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail corridor. Along the 2.5-mile route, the trail passes city parks, employment hubs, and the Wichita State University campus. The trail is planned ...
  • Riverfront Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS, MO
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Riverfront Heritage Trail meanders through Kansas City on both sides of the Kansas–Missouri border. The 15-mile trail links historic neighborhoods, parks and the riverfront. It also serves as the hub of an expanding regional trail system ...
  • Rolling Ridge Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rolling Ridge Trail winds through the city of Olathe on the southwestern outskirts of Kansas City. At its northern end, the paved route provides access to Prairie Center Park, a 75-acre recreational amenity offering opportunities for soccer, ...
  • S. Lawrence Trafficway Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 9.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The S. Lawrence Trafficway Trail loosely follows the S. Lawrence Trafficway—also known as State Route 10—on the outskirts of the city of Lawrence. The trail passes by new residential developments, parks and farmland over its 9-mile length. A ...
  • SMP Paved Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Situated within Shawnee Mission Park in Lenexa, the SMP Paved Trail offers a pleasant way for park visitors to experience the surrounding beauty without their car. The trail provides access to many of the park's features, including Shawnee Mission ...
  • Salina Levee Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Salina Levee Trail traverses the flood control levee along the west bank of the Smoky Hill River in Salina. The trail connects to parks, including the sprawling Bill Burke Sports Complex, as well as nearby residential developments. It offers ...
  • Sedgwick County Zoo/Park Path

    State: KS
    Length: 8.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Despite its name, the Sedgwick County Zoo and Park Path makes several different loops throughout the park, totaling 8.9 miles, and doesn't really incorporate the zoo itself, except for going around its perimeter. The trail system makes for a ...
  • Shawnee Mission Parkway Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Shawnee Mission Parkway Trail runs for 2 miles along the south side of the roadway. While not scenic, the paved route offers connections to restaurants, shops, and offices in Merriam, a southwestern suburb of Kansas City. From the trail's ...
  • Shunga Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 7.63 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Traversing the city of Topeka through a stream valley, the Shunga Trail provides an important connection between residents and community features such as parks, medical facilities, government buildings, and commercial centers. The trail also ...
  • Southwind Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Southwind Rail Trail opened in 2013 for recreation and active transportation use on a converted railroad corridor stretching between the small southeast Kansas cities of Iola and Humboldt. The trail is essentially a southern extension of ...
  • Sunflower Santa Fe Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The vision for the Sunflower Santa Fe Trail is a grand one: 33 miles across a scattering of small cities on the windswept prairie of central Kansas. The heart of the trail lies in Galva, just an hour north of Wichita, the state’s largest city. ...
  • Switzer Road Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Switzer Road Trail parallels Switzer Road in Overland Park. The sidepath connects to the 133rd Street Path, 143rd Street Path, 151st Street Path and Tomahawk Creek Trail, making it an important artery for both recreation and transportation. The ...
  • Tomahawk Creek Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 12.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tomahawk Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway through the Kansas City suburbs of Overland Park and Leawood. The trail provides access for the thousands of nearby residents to a number of commercial centers as well as athletic fields, ...
  • Turkey Creek Streamway Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Paralleling Turkey Creek from the Waterfall Park north of Kansas City for 10 miles south to downtown Kansas City, the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail provides useful connections to a number of community features. The trail connects to residential ...
  • Turkey Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Situated within the Cimarron National Grassland, the Turkey Trail provides a unique outdoor recreational experience. The trail, along with the nearby Companion to the Santa Fe Trail, offer wonderful mountain biking and hiking opportunities within ...
  • Valkommen Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Valkommen Trail runs for 2.5 miles along an abandoned section of the old Missouri-Pacific and Union Pacific rail beds. The trail features a renovated railroad bridge and is a popular trail for families. The Valkommen Trail extends between ...
  • W. Santa Fe Street Path

    State: KS
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Passing through the suburban community of Olathe, the W. Santa Fe Street Path is a sidepath that parallels W. Santa Fe Street. The path connects residential neighborhoods, commercial centers, religious facilities and parks. Near its midpoint, ...
  • Whistle Stop Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: KS
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Whistle Stop Park meanders through Elkhart, Kansas, a community just north of the Oklahoma border. The path occupies a 23.5-acre slice of land between an active rail line and US 56. Because the park is well-lit and the trail is paved, ...
  • Zoo Boulevard Path

    State: KS
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Zoo Boulevard Path runs along the diagonal Zoo Boulevard for 1.5 miles between Windmill Road and Central Avenue, where the trail heads ude east to the Arkansas River, joining the Arkansas River Bicycle Path.