Merriam, KS Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Flint Hills Trail State Park

117 mi
State: KS
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Gary L. Haller Trail

17 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Independence Creek Trail

2.3 mi
State: KS
Gravel

Landon Nature Trail

18.4 mi
State: KS
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

59.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
In 2018, this 117-mile rail-trail across northeast Kansas officially became a state park. Formally known as the Flint Hills Nature Trail, the trail's new name is Flint Hills Trail State Park. It links...
KS 117 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Gary L. Haller Trail lies within scenic Mill Creek Streamway Park. Although the trail was not built on a former railroad, it parallels an active rail line for about 6 miles of its length at its...
KS 17 mi Asphalt
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
Closure Notice: As of May 2021, a segment of the trail in southern Topeka between SW 33rd Street and SW 37th Street is closed due to replacement of an adjacent railroad bridge, with no official detour...
KS 18.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park totals just over 52 miles (in two disconnected sections) through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. The trail...
MO 59.6 mi Crushed Stone

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Trails by activity

Gary L. Haller Trail

KS - 17 miles

The Gary L. Haller Trail lies within scenic Mill Creek Streamway Park. Although the trail was not built on a former railroad, it parallels an active rail line for about 6 miles of its length at its...

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

MO - 59.6 miles

The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park totals just over 52 miles (in two disconnected sections) through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. The trail...

Independence Creek Trail

KS - 2.3 miles

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...

Landon Nature Trail

KS - 18.4 miles

Closure Notice: As of May 2021, a segment of the trail in southern Topeka between SW 33rd Street and SW 37th Street is closed due to replacement of an adjacent railroad bridge, with no official detour...

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

MO - 59.6 miles

The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park totals just over 52 miles (in two disconnected sections) through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. The trail...

Landon Nature Trail

KS - 18.4 miles

Closure Notice: As of May 2021, a segment of the trail in southern Topeka between SW 33rd Street and SW 37th Street is closed due to replacement of an adjacent railroad bridge, with no official detour...

Gary L. Haller Trail

KS - 17 miles

The Gary L. Haller Trail lies within scenic Mill Creek Streamway Park. Although the trail was not built on a former railroad, it parallels an active rail line for about 6 miles of its length at its...

Flint Hills Trail State Park

KS - 117 miles

In 2018, this 117-mile rail-trail across northeast Kansas officially became a state park. Formally known as the Flint Hills Nature Trail, the trail's new name is Flint Hills Trail State Park. It links...

Accordion

Independence Creek Trail

KS - 2.3 miles

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...

Flint Hills Trail State Park

KS - 117 miles

In 2018, this 117-mile rail-trail across northeast Kansas officially became a state park. Formally known as the Flint Hills Nature Trail, the trail's new name is Flint Hills Trail State Park. It links...

Independence Creek Trail

KS - 2.3 miles

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...

Gary L. Haller Trail

KS - 17 miles

The Gary L. Haller Trail lies within scenic Mill Creek Streamway Park. Although the trail was not built on a former railroad, it parallels an active rail line for about 6 miles of its length at its...

Landon Nature Trail

KS - 18.4 miles

Closure Notice: As of May 2021, a segment of the trail in southern Topeka between SW 33rd Street and SW 37th Street is closed due to replacement of an adjacent railroad bridge, with no official detour...

Accordion

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

MO - 59.6 miles

The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park totals just over 52 miles (in two disconnected sections) through woodlands, wetlands, and bucolic fields nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks. The trail...

Recent Trail Reviews

Cedar Niles Park Trail

Beautiful and new!

May, 2022 by kgmiller1985

This is a wonderful new trail that is scenic and well maintained. It’s also not currently overly populated with users but everyone is respectful on the trail. Hills are the biggest challenge!!! It is not for someone who is looking for a flat ride.

Landon Nature Trail

Fun old railroad trail

May, 2022 by kgmiller1985

South of 45th street is not paved so can be a challenge on a bike. Could use some trimming as some of the tree limbs were overgrown. Overall it was a fun ride and will ride again next time we are in town.

Jumping Branch Trail

This trail spurs off of Line Creek trail and is sonic with park benches but very short. At 50th you can go into the neighborhood and finish the route.

May, 2022 by kcpiper.mm

This trail spurs off of Line Creek trail and is sonic with park benches but very short. At 50th you can go into the neighborhood and finish the route.

Accordion

Gary L. Haller Trail

I read this all the time. I clock it at 13.6 miles starting from the river at Nelson Island going down to Olathe to the South. This Trail also connects to the Mahaffey trail system.

May, 2022 by kcpiper.mm

I read this all the time. I clock it at 13.6 miles starting from the river at Nelson Island going down to Olathe to the South. This Trail also connects to the Mahaffey trail system.

Little Blue Trace Trail

I think the trail is longer than what's listed here. Runs from Noland Rd to Sibley Mo. Very scenic.

May, 2022 by lhhowell

I think the trail is longer than what's listed here. Runs from Noland Rd to Sibley Mo. Very scenic.

Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

TRAIL PATH NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

April, 2022 by kj197762

Been on ICT since the early 2000s. The park and rec of OP needs to serious repave vast sections of asphalt on the trail where the nearby tree roots have caused significant damage to the asphalt. No reason super rich JOCO can ignore the neglect of the trail.

Landon Nature Trail

Cool trail that is flat, quiet and goes a long way. Often not a lot of people.

April, 2022 by veg7as

Cool trail that is flat, quiet and goes a long way. Often not a lot of people.

Flint Hills Trail State Park

A ride through America's heartland

March, 2022 by bikeridesandbreweries

Our quest to ride in every state in America landed us in Vassar, Kansas, a one-horse town about 30 miles south of Topeka, at a trailhead for the Flint Hills Nature Trail. Thankfully, we’d read that it was near a grain silo, otherwise, we might have missed the small dirt clearing we used as a parking lot.
The seventh longest rail-trail in America, the Flint Hills Trail stretches 117 miles across eastern Kansas on what used to be the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Today, it is a crushed stone path with occasional pieces of shale and deeply rutted soft dirt. Riding was slow and bumpy the first several miles and we had to keep a tight grip on our handlebars. The trail was straight as an arrow and flat as a pancake, although the rolling Flint Hills surrounded us. We’d read that there were turkeys and bobcats in the area, the latter of which we may have seen earlier in the day when what we thought was a large, healthy fox darted across the highway. Actually, the only wildlife we encountered while biking were very loud flying insects that reminded us of the cicadas that plague the mid-Atlantic every 17 years.
The trail was lined with scrubby cedars and other trees that formed a narrow screen between us and the farmland on either side. These provided some shade on what otherwise would have been a scorching ride in the summer sun. About every mile, we passed through a gateway with a post on either side, that looked, from a distance, like approaching figures. In fact, we only passed one other bike and two pedestrians during our two-hour ride. The trail widened and improved after we passed through a gateway onto a very broad two-lane roadway with well-packed dirt and cinder.
Award-winning beers awaited us at a brewery outside of Topeka.

Line Creek Trail

Best trail surface ever, needs signage (-1 star)

March, 2022 by cewittkowske

The Line Creek has probably the best trail surface we've ever been on. Very nice ride which has curves, some hills and great scenery. This is a multiuse trail for pedestrians, bicycles and cars for a short section. It travels through mostly wooded sections which offers some shade as well as a wind block on those windy days.
The lack of trail signage was an issue and there were a couple of times that required using a GPS to find reconnect points. There are a few small businesses and also the Argosy Casino that could really benefit if they helped mark and promote the trail! We'll probably come back during our next road trip on the I-35.

Riverfront Heritage Trail

Which Way?

March, 2022 by cewittkowske

We started at the Berkley Riverfront Park because there is construction at Bally's KC Casino. Very nice trail with great features such as the elevator and wooden bridge. After this point the trail was very difficult to navigate which proceeded on rough broken pavement through a heavy industrial area. There were several construction projects going on (bridges) leaving road debris.
This trail needs signage and the unfamiliar rider should not need to rely upon GPS. A good surface cleaning would also help.

Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

Was hoping for more.

February, 2022 by zorander6

Stopping every block for traffic was frustrating along with the two block stretch through parking lots with no clear idea where the trail picked back up. Lot's of folks walking and could be a nice trail but a lot of the curbs have either sunk or the gravel leading to them has washed away. Very rough ride on a street bike. Drainage appears to be a significant issue though some of that is just due to saturation after a snow. Might try it again when it's dryer. Lots of Pokestops if you do that.

Flint Hills Trail State Park

First fat tire ebike ride

January, 2022 by sierra66061

Asked Ottawa Bike Shop owner which direction to go on either trail. He suggested eastbound so thats where we headed. Only rode 5 miles before heading back to Ottawa. Great trail, a little wet but very pleased how our fat tire ebikes performed in these conditions, just perfect. This part of the trail almost all canopied, very nice. Definitely going to come back, go further.

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