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Explore the best rated trails in Hutchinson, KS, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Arkansas River Bike Path and Prairie Sunset Trail . With more than 19 trails covering 111 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Very nice park easy to access! Plan to ride again when down from South Dakota!
As an e-bike owner, I like this path cuz it provides decent distance, is completely paved, and it’s in a very popular park with lots of people, so it’s very safe and has lots of parking. While you’re essentially doing a loop, there’s multiple alternate routes you can take each time around that give you different views of the inner park. A few things to look at too. Zoo walls, small bridges, ponds, ball fields, playgrounds, some shaded tree covered portions as well. Great for walking too.
I have an e-bike, so long paths are strongly preferred and man, this path seems never-ending and I love that aspect. Really does take you along the river the whole way, so it’s the most “scenic” route in Wichita. I just happen to live near the south entrance and it’s my favorite path. Few homeless locations under bridges, but nothing too scary.
I rode the trail starting in Andover, heading southeast, then backtracked to go west toward Wichita and again back to where I started at N Andover Road (where my sister lives). Going east of Andover was about 4 miles of packed, manageable gravel and great Heartland rural scenery- complete with cows and wildflowers. Going toward west toward Wichita, the path was very well maintained concrete.
The Riggs Park portion is a nice ride smooth sidewalk that is wide enough for opposing riders to pass. The adjacent side streets around the park also have low traffic that is also easy to ride on. The portion on the North Main Street sidewalk is adjacent to a high traffic street with cars entering and exiting businesses and crossing the sidewalk. The north end of the sidewalk ends abruptly on the North end of a bridge and requires going over a curb to get on to the street. I have not ridden the loops that are east of the N main section. From the Intersection of Grand Street and Meridian there is a nice sidewalk that runs from Grand to 55th street on the East side of Meridian that is also very rideable. IMeridian does have a lot of traffic however.
Started at south end and rode to the north end, then returned. Switched sides of river a couple times. The trail at each end isn’t as nice as the portion of trail at the middle part of the trail at the “Keeper of the Plains” plaza. The plaza area is very nice with a Veterans Memorial park to see in addition to the Keeper. Plenty of walkers and riders on the trail on a nice Saturday afternoon. Recommend this trail.
This was our first trail ride and we have ridden two sections with our city commuter type bicycles. Both were nice rides. First section was starting at Hoover Road going west. We found convenient parking at a nearby empty business lot. The trail was an easy smooth ride until we got near maize road where the trail intersects the Air Cap memorial park single track area which was rougher ride and we became completely confused where it comes close to Pawnee Prairie park and lost the trail. We could possibly have taken city streets to continue to Maize road but decided to go back instead. Next time we went out to Goddard KS where there is a very nice city park with convenient parking and rode East. Goddard does a very good job maintaining this section of the trail which was shaded and quiet and more like a ride in the country. We rode 4 miles east and then returned. The gravel was smooth and easy to ride on. However we found out going east on this section is a deceptive gradual down hill slope so the return was more of a struggle going up hill. Hope to return to Goddard again and make it all the way to maize road plus eventually ride west from Goddard on that section. We really enjoyed not having to fight with city traffic on the streets and the related traffic noise. It was a much more relaxing and stress free riding environment.
Good natural surface with some overgrowth attempting to encroach on the trail. We didn’t ride full length, started at connection with Valkommen trail in Lindsborg. Would be worth riding more, time permitting. Would be nice one trail completed.
Nicely done trail with lots of information signs along the trail telling the history of the town and the Swedish folks that settled in the area. Paved and wide trail. South end has a connection to the Meadowlark trail for a more countryside ride. Recommend this trail when in the area. A number of other riders/walkers encountered on the trail, all with a friendly wave and Hi!
Best ride in Wichita
No real trailhead parking Hoover Dr end of this trail. It follows along the back door of commercial and industrial properties. Not much to see.
This is a nice, short trail. We walk our dog on it almost daily. Flat terrain, both woods and open fields. The trail also connects to the disc golf course in Marquette.
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