Topeka, KS Walking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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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

Gardner Greenway Corridor

1.6 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

Little Mill Creek Trail

4.1 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

Maurer Road Path

1.6 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

51.3 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

151st Street Path

7.5 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

Flint Hills Trail State Park

118 mi
State: KS
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Manhattan Linear Park Trail

9.4 mi
State: KS
Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Center Street Trail

0.5 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Deer Creek Trail

4.36 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Gardner Road Trail

1.3 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Madison Street Trail

1 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

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

159th Street Path

3 mi
State: KS
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

Blackfish Parkway Trail

1.5 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Clinton Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

Independence Creek Trail

2.3 mi
State: KS
Gravel

Lackman Road Path

1.5 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Midland Drive Path

1 mi
State: KS
Concrete

Monticello Road Path

1.4 mi
State: KS
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
The Gardner Greenway Corridor is a paved trail connecting Winwood Park and Brookside Park in Gardner, Kansas. The trail runs through open space alongside dense woodlands within the two parks. The...
KS 1.6 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
Overview 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...
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 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
Spanning 51 miles, the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park runs from Ottawa to Iola, offering plenty of recreation and enjoyment for birdwatchers, cyclists, walkers, joggers and anyone with a desire to...
KS 51.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
As you might imagine, the 151st Street Path is a sidepath along 151st Street though Olathe and Overland Park outside Kansas City. The path provides access to commercial centers, schools, parks,...
KS 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Closure Notice: Between MM 51.8 and MM 52.8 in Osage, the trail is on detour along Larkin St. Please see Kanza Trails for more updated information. Overview In 2018, this 118-mile rail trail...
KS 118 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Manhattan Linear Park Trail will eventually circle the city of Manhattan, Kansas, but as of early 2012, the trail was 9 miles long and forms ring about two-thirds of the way around. The trail...
KS 9.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion
The Center Street Trail is little more than a sidepath paralleling N. Center Street in the community of Gardner. The trail provides recreation and transportation opportunities to the residents of...
KS 0.5 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
The Gardner Road Trail parallels S. Gardner Road on the southern side of Gardner, Kansas. The sidepath travels through a low density suburban community and connects residences with parks and religious...
KS 1.3 mi Asphalt
Paralleling W. Madison Street, the Madison Street Trail is a sidepath that provides access between nearby residences and public facilities. Gardner Edgerton High School is located near the western end...
KS 1 mi Asphalt
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 159th Street Path unsurprisingly parallels W. 159th St. in Olathe. The trail provides access to commercial, industrial and residential facilities, as well as Chisholm Trail Middle School and the...
KS 3 mi 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
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 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
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
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
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
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

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

Ottawa to Princeton - lots of shade

May, 2024 by m47b5rcbqz

Lodging note. There is a new Holiday Inn Express on the Prairie Spirit Trail in Ottawa (just off I-35). They even have a short sidewalk connecting the 30’ between their parking lot and the actual trail. After getting on the main trail south of I-35, the trail is 90% canopied by the trees. In sections it’s just a green tunnel- great for hot sunny days. And rabbits. Lots and lots of rabbits. :o). Even saw a Bobcat run across the trail. out in front of us.

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

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

Easy, fun ride

April, 2024 by aeboe

Ottawa Trailhead to Richmond. About 27 miles round trip & 272 ft. climb. Quick, easy ride. Well maintained trail with good surface for our hybrid bikes. It was a destination trail for us and glad we made to effort to experience it.

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".

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.

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.

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

Prairie Spirit from Ottawa to Richmond

May, 2023 by larisonlj

Nice, level, well kept trail of small crushed gravel and about half sun & half shade. We rode from Ottawa 13 miles to Richmond and then back. There are restrooms & water fountains in Princeton & Richmond along with picnic tables & parking as well as a few benches at spots along the trail. We basically had the trail to ourselves, early on as we headed out we saw a couple of cyclists and then a single cyclist…..that was it. Just us and the deer, rabbits, squirrels and birds.

Flint Hills Trail State Park

Ottawa to Osawatami n back¿

April, 2023 by utpaduke

Today From HIE-Ottawa I rode The Prairie Spirit Tr to intersection with Flint Hills Nature Tr. Headed west at MM22 I encountered a detour that I did not want to deal with, so I set my sights on going about 22 miles east to MM0 at Osawatami¿. Trail was 1/2 very good condition n 1/2 was bigger gravel¿. The scenery was Beautiful Big AG to my liking. I met up with a red fox, a brown snake, and a big brown hawk!

Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

Outstanding and Beautiful ¿

April, 2023 by utpaduke

Today I rode South from Holiday Inn Express corner of I35 and Main St Ottawa, MM61 to MM87 and back¿ for a total of 52 miles. Trail is in Great Shape and the agricultural views are amazing. This is rural riding at its best. I could no believe I did not see another biker during my entire ride ¿. The riders around here must have a rule regarding if wind is X-mph, they don’t ride ¿. I was severely beaten by the Great Plains Wind all day long¿.

Little Mill Creek Trail

Great Trail

March, 2023 by mope-punter.0h

I walk this almost every day and love it. The distance is not correct however. This trail is easily 4-5 miles one way. Love the creek by the walk and all of the trees. It’s also safe and a gorgeous walk.

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