When complete, the Landon Nature Trail will follow a 40-mile corridor of the former Missouri-Pacific Railroad, running between Topeka and a point east of Pomona Lake in Osage County (possibly to Ottawa). As of early 2012, the trail runs for 6 miles between SE. 15th and Monroe streets in Topeka (in front of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site) and 77th at Croco Road in Berryton.
The scenic trail passes by waterfalls, wetlands, tallgrass prairies and oak-hickory forests, connecting Topeka's parks with the Clinton Wildlife Area, the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and Michigan Valley Park at Pomona Lake.
Parking and Trail Access
There are no fees for parking or to use the trail. Trail regulations are posted at each road crossing. The finished and open sections will be added as they are developed. Open sections are those between listed ending points. No firearms or hunting on trail property. The trail is closed sunset to sunrise.
Love this trail
I ride this trail at least two or three times a week. I connect to Landon at the bicycle roundabout and take it south all the way to 89th st which for now is were it ends. There are plans and work being done to extend this all the way to Clinton which ...
Nice trail to skate.
Nice smooth beautiful smooth trail. Not alot of debris, or things to avoid. Only gripe is having to cross some roads. I started at the Kansas Expo Center and skated under Topeka Boulv and Kansas Ave from Shunga Trail and then headed South on Landon Nature ...
Landon Trail update
I have ridden the Landon Trail recently and have discovered that the last remaining railroad bridge is being updated with concrete as we speak at 45th street. this means easier access through this section. After the bridge there still remains the ballast ...