Atchison, KS Walking Trails and Maps

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Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park

1.7 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Cedar Niles Park Trail

4 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Gary L. Haller Trail

15.95 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Haskell Rail-Trail

0.78 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

26 mi
State: KS, MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Kill Creek Streamway Trail

7 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Lake Shawnee Trail

6.6 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Landon Trail

24 mi
State: KS
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Lawrence Levee Trail

9.3 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone

Line Creek Trail

8.4 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Little Mill Creek Trail

4.1 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

Maurer Road Path

1.6 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Prairie Creek Greenway

6.75 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Route 152 Trail

4.8 mi
State: MO
Concrete

S. Lawrence Trafficway Trail

11.6 mi
State: KS
Concrete

SMP Paved Trail

2 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Shunga Trail

7.63 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Southern Platte Pass

6.5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Turkey Creek Streamway Trail

3.65 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Urban Trail (St. Joseph Trail System)

15.8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Concrete

Watkins Mill State Park

3.8 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Missouri Riverfront Trail

3.4 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Gravel

Riverfront Heritage Trail

8.6 mi
State: KS, MO
Asphalt, Concrete

St. Joseph Riverwalk

2.3 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Deer Creek Trail

4.36 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

6 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Jumping Branch Trail

0.5 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Mahaffie Creek Trail

1.7 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Prairie Star Parkway Path

4.7 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Rolling Ridge Trail

2.3 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Weston Bluffs Trail

3.25 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Rock Creek Trail (MO)

1.5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Shawnee Mission Parkway Trail

2 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

20th Street Trafficway Path

3.2 mi
State: KS
Concrete

6th Street Path

2 mi
State: KS
Concrete

79th Street Path

1 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

95th Street Path

0.5 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Armourdale Levee Trail

1.3 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone

Blackbob Road Trail

4 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Blackfish Parkway Trail

1.5 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Brush Creek Trail (MO)

2 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Clinton Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

Independence Creek Trail

2.3 mi
State: KS
Gravel

Interurban Trail (MO)

0.5 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Lackman Road Path

1.5 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Linear Trail

1.1 mi
State: MO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Midland Drive Path

1 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Monticello Road Path

1.4 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Northwood Trail

1 mi
State: MO
Asphalt

Rock Creek Trail (KS)

1.65 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

Soldier Creek Trail

1.8 mi
State: KS
Concrete

W. Santa Fe Street Path

2.3 mi
State: KS
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park runs from 11th to 23rd streets along an abandoned rail corridor just west of Haskell Avenue in Lawrence, Kansas. The trail was made possible through the work...
KS 1.7 mi Concrete
Cedar Niles Park occupies over 950-acres of mixed woodland, streams and wildflowers in Johnson County, Kansas. The park features bike and walking trails to appeal to a variety of tastes. There are...
KS 4 mi Asphalt
Overview The entirety of the Gary L. Haller Trail lies within scenic Mill Creek Streamway Park. The trail also parallels an active rail line for about 1.8 miles at the southern end of the...
KS 15.95 mi Asphalt
The Glacial Hills Scenic Byway- South Atchison Trail is a 1.5-mile concrete recreation path along the iconic road as it cuts through the southern half of Atchison. The trail parallels the byway/US-75...
KS 1.5 mi Concrete
The Haskell Rail-Trail, billed as the ‘first operational rail-trail in Kansas’, spans the eastern edge of the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence. In the north, the trail connects...
KS 0.78 mi Concrete
The Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail links two states, four communities and a multitude of parks along Indian Creek. The trail provides numerous connections to the surrounding areas, making it an...
KS, MO 26 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Kill Creek Streamway Trail exists in 2 segments: the northern segment begins near Lexington Avenue in De Sort and winds south of 95th along Kill Creek. The southern segment picks up in Kill Creek...
KS 7 mi Asphalt
Lake Shawnee opened in 1939 as a project of the Works Progress Administration and has been providing the residents and visitors of Topeka with a host of recreational opportunities since that time. A...
KS 6.6 mi Concrete
When complete, the Landon Trail will follow a 40-mile corridor of the former Missouri Pacific Railroad, running between Topeka and an intersection with the 117-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail west of...
KS 24 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Located along the north bank of the Kansas River, the Lawrence Levee Trail runs along the top of the flood-control levee on the outskirts of Lawrence. The trail offers views of nearby farmland and the...
KS 9.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Line Creek Trail is about all you can ask for as a trail lover. This beautifully paved 8-mile trail winds serenely through Platte County and has a little bit of everything for everyone. Traveling...
MO 8.4 mi Concrete
The Little Mill Creek Trail offers a pleasant, woodsy route through Lenexa, about 14 miles southwest of Kansas City. The trail begins at Blackfish Parkway (along which you can hop on the Blackfish...
KS 4.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Maurer Road Path parallels its namesake roadway for just over a mile in the city of Shawnee on the outskirts of Kansas City. The north-south route connects residential and shopping areas and, at its...
KS 1.6 mi Concrete
Nestled within the suburban landscape outside Platte City, the Prairie Creek Greenway offers an escape into nature as it runs through fields and forests and across the titular creek. The trail gives...
MO 6.75 mi Asphalt
Although short, the Route 152 Trail is an important connector in Kansas City. The paved pathway begins at 88th and Madison and intersects with the Line Creek Trail as it heads west, paralleling its...
MO 4.8 mi Concrete
The S. Lawrence Trafficway Trail loosely follows the S. Lawrence Trafficway—also known as State Route 10—on the outskirts of the city of Lawrence. The trail passes by new residential developments,...
KS 11.6 mi Concrete
Situated within Shawnee Mission Park in Lenexa, the SMP Paved Trail offers a pleasant way for park visitors to experience the surrounding beauty without their car. The trail provides access to many of...
KS 2 mi Asphalt
Traversing the city of Topeka through a stream valley, the Shunga Trail provides an important connection between residents and community features such as parks, medical facilities, government...
KS 7.63 mi Concrete
The Southern Platte Trail is a hard surface, shared use path in the Kansas City metro area, Missouri. The trail begins in the City of Parkville, and then sandwiches SR 45 as it heads east into Kansas...
MO 6.5 mi Asphalt
Paralleling Turkey Creek from the Waterfall Park north of Kansas City for nearly four miles south to downtown Kansas City, the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail provides useful connections to a number of...
KS 3.65 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion
The Urban Trail system in St. Joseph is a suburban jewel, with lush, green scenery along most of its route. The system branches off in several directions, offering a number of customizable routes for...
MO 15.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Watkins Mill State Park, located on the outskirts of Kansas City, is a forested area featuring a 100-acre lake. Here, whitetail deer, wild turkeys and other birds and wildlife are abundant. A walking...
MO 3.8 mi Asphalt
Although short, this paved half-mile trail provides connections to three parks, as well as a unique attraction in northern Independence. On the northern end of the trail sits Mill Creek Park, which...
MO 0.5 mi Asphalt
Note: The eastern third of the trail, from the access point at Horizons Parkway to the end of the trail, is currently closed (as of June 2016) due to bridge construction. Check the City of Riverside's...
MO 3.4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Overview The Riverfront Heritage Trail is located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. This downtown 8.6-mile trail showcases the city’s heritage, as well as its continuously redeveloping...
KS, MO 8.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The St. Joseph Riverwalk, sometimes referred to as the Riverfront Trail, hugs the eastern bank of the Missouri River in this northwestern Missouri community. The paved pathway spans just over two...
MO 2.3 mi Concrete
Topeka's Deer Creek Trail follows the eponymous waterway for more than 4 miles through the eastern part of the city. Just south of where Deer Creek meets Shunganunga Creek, the trail turns west,...
KS 4.36 mi Concrete
Closure Notice: At the northern end of the trail, there is a small detour in place between E 51st St. and E 49th St. for new streetcar construction. This closure is expected to last through Spring...
MO 6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Running half a mile along the creek of the same name, the Jumping Branch Trail is a multipurpose recreational trail in the heart of Riverside, Missouri. The trail allows residents in the neighborhoods...
MO 0.5 mi Concrete
Winding nearly two miles through suburban Olathe, the Mahaffie Creek Trail offers connections to the beautiful Mill Creek Streamway Park, schools and the city's northern neighborhoods. Much of the...
KS 1.7 mi Asphalt
Though it exists in three disconnected sections, the Prairie Star Parkway Path is an excellent resource for the western side of the suburban community of Lenexa. The asphalt trail is a sidepath to the...
KS 4.7 mi Asphalt
The Rolling Ridge Trail winds through the city of Olathe on the southwestern outskirts of Kansas City. At its northern end, the paved route provides access to Prairie Center Park, a 75-acre...
KS 2.3 mi Asphalt
Running from the small town of Weston to the nearby Weston Bend State Park, the Weston Bluffs Trail provides a safe and scenic means for park visitors to visit the quaint town, and for town residents...
MO 3.25 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Rock Creek Trail links Country Club Park and Rotary Park on the west side of Independence. It offers nice views of the tree-lined creek that it follows and crosses several times. Between the...
MO 1.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Shawnee Mission Parkway Trail runs for 2 miles along the south side of the roadway. While not scenic, the paved route offers connections to restaurants, shops, and offices in Merriam, a...
KS 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
As a side path to a busy thoroughfare, the 20th Street Trafficway Path provides both an excellent recreational opportunity for the surrounding communities and a safe commuting alternative for...
KS 3.2 mi Concrete
The 6th Street Path runs along W. 6th Street—also signed as US 40—in Lawrence. The side path provides safe access to residential and commercial facilities along the busy road. At its western end, the...
KS 2 mi Concrete
Although only a mile long, the 79th Street Path connects important recreational amenities in Lenexa, a southwestern suburb of Kansas City. The paved, east-west route parallels its namesake roadway...
KS 1 mi Asphalt
The 95th Street Path is a paved, half-mile route through Lenexa, part of the Kansas City metro area. The trail is separated from the roadway by a wide grassy median and is surrounded by residences on...
KS 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Armourdale Levee Trail offers an unpaved route (hybrids or mountain bikes are recommended) of just over a mile through Kansas City, Kansas, along a Kansas River levee. Opening in 2014, the trail...
KS 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
Paralleling Blackbob Road through the community of Olathe, just outside of Kansas City, the Blackbob Road Trail is a great opportunity for local trail users. The path connects nearby homes to schools,...
KS 4 mi Concrete
Blackfish Parkway Trail lies in the southwestern corner of Shawnee, a suburb of Kansas City. Although the trail follows a major roadway, much of the route is lined with mature trees and nice homes....
KS 1.5 mi Concrete
The Brush Creek Trail offers a serene and scenic walking and biking experience in southeast Kansas City. The concrete greenway occupies both the north and south banks of Brush Creek, which was...
MO 2 mi Concrete
The Clinton Parkway Trail parallels Clinton Parkway on the southwest side of Lawrence, Kansas. The trail provides access for nearby residents to a number of community facilities and commercial...
KS 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This is a shared use path adjacent to one of Kansas City's major east-west conduits. The concrete path sits on the wide grassy verge of the boulevard, which is named for a former mayor.  On the...
MO 1.8 mi Concrete
Not to be confused with the nearby unpaved Haskell Rail Trail, this shared-use path runs along the west side of Haskell Avenue. The trail picks up from the S. Lawrence Trafficway Trail and heads north...
KS 0.8 mi Concrete
This gravel hike-and-bike trail sits atop the levy that runs along Independence Creek. At its northern end, the trail is connected to the Lewis and Clark Independence Creek Historic Site by a...
KS 2.3 mi Gravel
Though only half a mile long, the Interurban Trail preserves an important piece of Riverside's history. The paved trail sits in the old grade of the Kansas City to St. Joseph Interurban, a high-speed...
MO 0.5 mi Asphalt
Lackman Road Path begins across from Swarner Park, where you'll find a number of recreational amenities, including sports fields, a playground, fishing pond, and skate park. From there, you head south...
KS 1.5 mi Concrete
The Linear Trail is a mile long trail which travels between Riverside and Briarcliff in Missouri. The trail provides a natural escape, shrouded in trees cover as it travels parallel to Platte Drive....
MO 1.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Located in Shawnee, a suburb of Kansas City, the Midland Drive Path offers a paved mile-long east-west route paralleling the southern side of its namesake roadway through the city. Views are a mix of...
KS 1 mi Concrete
The Monticello Road Path offers a paved north-south route through Shawnee on the western outskirts of Kansas City. It connects shopping areas, housing subdivisions and schools. At the north end of...
KS 1.4 mi Concrete
Running parallel to Northwood Road is a 10-foot asphalt hike and bike path. The trail travels between residential developments on the northwest side of Riverside, Missouri, well-placed for an easy...
MO 1 mi Asphalt
Rock Creek Trail is a multi-use path running west-east across Mission, Kansas. The concrete multi-use path invites to residents to travel from their homes to shopping and recreation destinations...
KS 1.65 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Soldier Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Topeka, Kansas. The concrete trail mimics the course of the stream, winding for 1.8 miles through residential and recreational areas. The eastern...
KS 1.8 mi Concrete
Passing through the suburban community of Olathe, the W. Santa Fe Street Path is a sidepath that parallels W. Santa Fe Street. The path connects residential neighborhoods, commercial centers,...
KS 2.3 mi Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

Trail Closure

May, 2024 by kautrey1776

The trail is closed between 75th and 73th streets. It is possible to turn east to Wyandotte, go 4 blocks then turn west to return to the route.

Little Mill Creek Trail

A Stream Runs Through It

April, 2024 by kafoley91

I can’t imagine a more beautiful ride! It had rained early in the day so the stream was flowing beautifully. Most of the trail runs right along the water so you can enjoy it throughout. There were a few parts of the trail that were a little bit rough and it was more walkers than bikers, but I absolutely loved it!

Lake Shawnee Trail

So Gorgeous!

April, 2024 by kafoley91

This trail is fantastic year round! Be sure to take the time to enjoy the Ted Ensley Garden along the way. So well maintained and easy to access.

Accordion

Gary L. Haller Trail

Previously a top tier trail. Unfortunately has been overrun with either inattentive pedestrians/dog walkers or Tour de France "wannabes".

November, 2023 by ddcook

Previously a top tier trail. Unfortunately has been overrun with either inattentive pedestrians/dog walkers or Tour de France "wannabes".

Riverfront Heritage Trail

awesomely terrible

November, 2023 by ydm7k9qxyt

If you start where the north east end of the trail is at ballys casino you will find A wide concrete trail with signage and benches. However, 1/10 of a mile end of the trail it’s all blocked off for construction of a stadium and a motel no way around. Back to the vehicle load up the bike and go to the next place you can get on. Ride for 1/4 mile stop for six flights of stairs. Fortunately, there is an elevator for bikers. However, at the top of the elevator, you’re right across a wooden bridge and it dumps you into a commercial industrial area With no signage or sign of a trail. This trail could be awesome but as it is, it sucks. that is totally lacking in a trail and any signage. I rode around for a half an hour in the industrial area, trying to find any sign of the trail. Finally, I gave up and turned around and wrote back. This trailer could be awesome

Prairie Creek Greenway

Good trail - loop now complete

November, 2023 by ddyjrl

We enjoyed our first ride on this trail. Not a lot of people and went through pretty scenery. We went on the south route from the trailhead which was a slight climb and then north by road and found trail coming back though this app doesn’t show the connection. The north route is fairly hilly.

Prairie Star Parkway Path

nice trail, needs more pet waste stations.

October, 2023 by kbergstrom28

This trail is right off of our neighborhood and has easy access to Gary haller trail. Wide enough for people walking dogs and bicycles to go by. Only issue is the pet waste station is on prairie star and ridge view, which is far down from the folks who live west of there. Would be nice if the city could add another one in closer to woodland rd to help with all the pet waste that isn’t picked up.

Gary L. Haller Trail

Lots of ups and downs - overall good trail

August, 2023 by swolters

Lots of short ups and downs on this trail. Trail was in good condition but not very scenic overall. The part where you have to ride on the sidewalk to go from one section of the trail to another was really bad in so much as it is single file only which is tricky if riders are coming from other direction.

Turkey Creek Streamway Trail

Great!

July, 2023 by thejuliemanning

I'm a beginer-ish biker and tend to enjoy paths that have a mix of shade and hills that aren't too intimidating. We started at Waterfall Park on the north side and went about 2 miles down and 2 miles back. This this one didn't have any hills that I even remotely made me consider getting off my bike to walk so that was really great. I think if I did this one semi regularly I'd definitely be able to gain more confidence! My new favorite!

Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

Bicyclists, please mind manners

June, 2023 by cobyjb

We've enjoyed living a stone's throw from a relatively quiet section of Indian Creek's Hike/Bike (not just Bike) Trail for over 20 years. It used to be safe for walks, jogs and bicycling. Over the past few years, bicyclists seem to be increasingly assuming it's solely for their preferred use. They do not observe even basic courtesies (including yelling obscenities as they speed by, belatedly declaring "right of way"). Collisions and injuries are increasing. I respectfully suggest: there are more appropriate places to train for your upcoming "Tour de Suburbs", complete with aerodynamic outfits (eyeroll) that bely any pretense you're responsibly sharing a multi-use community area.

Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

Be aware of your surroundings

June, 2023 by sars64113

Watch out for motorized bikes and scooters! Most do not give warning to their passing. Many are higher powered "electric" "battery" operated and exceed a 5 mph speed without warning. Pedestrians and dogs are at risk. Also many of Waldo area homeless stay along the trail. Quite the sight to see!

Line Creek Trail

Love the trail But there are alot of bikers then walkers. The bikers tend to ride by you really fast so stay alert and listen to your surroundings. Wish they had there own lane.

May, 2023 by natasha731

Love the trail But there are alot of bikers then walkers. The bikers tend to ride by you really fast so stay alert and listen to your surroundings. Wish they had there own lane.

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