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

Not a better ride in the KC Metro

   July, 2015 by rdk2015

We recently took up riding again. We have found that bike trails cannot get much better than this one. It is a paved and well maintained trail, very scenic and you basically do not have to cross many streets for miles. There is one part that has tough ...read more

Fantastic trail for a run

   December, 2014 by divinman

In town on business but always try and find a local trail to run. The trail is well maintained and plenty wide. Since it was cold and rainy I had the trail to myself but it is wide enough to safely allow for bikes and walkers /runners. Trail is mostly ...read more

Great Rollerblading Trail

   October, 2014 by ej29

Really good trail for rollerblading. A little bumpy in places where the asphalt was repaired with tar strips but not bad. There are a few hills that are tough but a good challenge. There is one section of hills, though, at the northwest side of SMP that ...read more