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 two disjointed paths along the west bank of the river; one parallels McLean Boulevard between Seneca Street and 13th Street. Here you can link in Sims Park via a pedestrian bridge (near Central and McLean Boulevard). The other loop is between Kellogg Street and Central Avenue.
The Arkansas River Path provides access to parks and city attractions, including museums, the stadium, ice rink and the zoo.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking for and access to the Arkansas River Bike Path is available in many places, including off 21st Street (at trail's end), at the Westside Athletic Fields, Exploration Place, Cowtown Museum, along Mclean Blvd. south of Harry Street, Watson Park and at the southern terminus at Galena and Washington streets.
Arkansas River Bike Path Review
If you only have time for one bike path ride in Wichita, this one should be it.
It has decent to excellent quality surface, mile after mile without traffic interruptions, very good scenery along the river, and connecting paths or routes to most parts ...