Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail (Mill Creek Streamway Park)

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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 Kansas River at Nelson Island south to Olathe. About 4 miles of trail are also designated for equestrians.

Along the way you will find numerous shelters, picnic areas, drinking fountains, playgrounds and restrooms. The trail is an important connecting corridor for the communities it links and a model urban trail system. There are some steep sections of the trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Access and parking for the Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail are as follows:

* 4731 Wilder Road near the intersection with Holliday Drive, Shawnee
* north of Shawnee Mission Parkway at 5946 Barker Road, Shawnee
* 19405 Midland Drive (west of I-435) at Shawnee Mission Parkway & Midland Drive, Shawnee
* Shawnee Mission Park near Shelter 8 and North end of dam, Lenexa
* 19865 W. 87th Lane, Lenexa
* 18450 W. 95th Street, Lenexa;
* 11499 S. Millview, west of Ridgeview Road, Olathe
* 119th & Northgate, east of Woodland Avenue, Olathe

For a detailed map of access points and amenities, view the local map.

Reviews

great city ride

   September, 2014 by kc0aac

All paved twist turns and rolling hills some straight aways. Great ride. Bathroom and water on trail. read more

Fantastic trail

   July, 2014 by scottlake

This is my favorite trail in the Kansas City area. It offers a good long length, quiet scenery, an excellent maintained surface, and is close to major traffic highways, but the ridge separates it from the highway noise so you're not aware how close it ...read more

Best developed trail I know

   June, 2014 by lmabadie

Bike trails cannot get much better than this one. It is a paved and well maintained trail, very scenic and you basically do not cross any road for miles and miles. Tough hills North of Shawnee Mission park, but there is an alternate easier route. You ...read more