Kansas 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

Landon Nature Trail

18.4 mi
State: KS
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Riverwalk Trail (KS)

4.7 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone

Sunflower Santa Fe Trail

1.7 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone

Turkey Trail

10.5 mi
State: KS
Dirt

Whistle Stop Park

1.8 mi
State: KS
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Located within the Cimarron National Grassland, the Companion to the Santa Fe Trail parallels a portion of the original Santa Fe Trail. The vital 19th century transportation route granted passage to...
KS 18 mi Dirt
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
When complete, the Landon Nature 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...
KS 18.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Located in Junction City (about two hours west of Kansas City), the Riverwalk Trail winds along the north bank of the Republican River for nearly five miles between Fort Riley and Milford Dam. The...
KS 4.7 mi Crushed Stone
Caution: In early May 2014, a severe thunderstorm caused the derailment of the train paralleling the Sunflower Santa Fe Trail. The one-mile stretch of trail on the west side of Galva was damaged as a...
KS 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
Situated within the Cimarron National Grassland, the Turkey Trail provides a unique outdoor recreational experience. The trail, along with the nearby Companion to the Santa Fe Trail, offer wonderful...
KS 10.5 mi Dirt
The Whistle Stop Park meanders through Elkhart, Kansas, a community just north of the Oklahoma border. The path occupies a 23.5-acre slice of land between an active rail line and US 56. Because the...
KS 1.8 mi Asphalt

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Flint Hills Trail State Park

Flint Hills Nature Trail - April 2017

May, 2019 by gouldie64

This is a lovely trail. I camped at Vassar Lake for a few nights and rode sections out and back each day between Council Grove and Osawatomie. Trail conditions were great for a gravel, mountain or touring bike. There are a few rough bridges, and a few patches of ballast or deep sand, but nothing that will ruin your day. My first morning I followed a coyote following a turkey for the better part of a mile. In Ottawa you can also connect to the Prairie Spirit trail, which is also nice.

Manhattan Linear Park Trail

Linear Trail, Manhattan Kansas

April, 2019 by wilsonrockse

I walked a section from Anderson ave to Manhattan ave S on a very windy day. Most of this section was along the river and lined with trees so the wind was not bad. Great walk. A few joggers and cyclists were out. A little city and country mixed in.The section starting at Pecan Circle was supposed to be the beginning of a scaled section of the solar system. Mercury was marked and the next marker was Saturn.????? I was disappointed but maybe it was never finished? Great trail to walk or bike along. Thanks!

Blue River Rail Trail

Lincoln to Marysville!

April, 2019 by wolffmimi7

My friend and I just arrived in Marysville, KS. We started on the Williamsburg Trail in Lincoln, NE. It is one of the best trails I’ve even ridden and we’re both in our late 50’s. We turn around and go back on Thursday after a days rest. We’re looking forward to another great ride!

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Flint Hills Trail State Park

No trail-centric services, great folks (though)

April, 2019 by rgossen

This trail is not ready for prime-time.
Unlike the R-Ts that I've done (GAP, Katy, Mickelson), there are no dedicated services such as water (cisterns or pumps), bathrooms or portapotties, no mileage signage, not even signs identifying towns at crossroads. Essentially NO SERVICES. I did count four (I think) benches on the 103 miles we rode. Though I have been told this will change quickly since the State has recently taken over the trail, about a quarter of it is virtually impassable due to inappropriate maintenance, if any. That's from about five miles east of Council Grove on and off to Osage City. 2-4 inch ballast rocks are dumped on the trail without grading or filling, no gravel for miles (just dirt jeep trail), no side rails on unimproved bridges (dangerous), grading done in wet weather where the grader tread tracks have become miles of almost-highway rumble strips and, finally, trash heaps along side the trail.. A terrible riding experience. Add to that an approximate three mile detour just west of Ottawa on yucky gravel county roads (not marked on any - including TrailNet - maps, but clearly a long-term function of the trail).
Now, from Osage City east to Osawatomie is from passable to good enough, mostly on the positive side of that spectrum.
BUT, the people we met were all wonderful, great experiences at every interaction. The Cottage House in Council Grove and the Koch Guesthouse (AirBnB) in Osage City were delightful, and Jeff and Yon at the Ottawa Bike Shop were outstandingly - I mean really - helpful.
If you want to do the Flint Hills R-T, do the eastern half or wait till the state at least fixes the surface on the western side. Otherwise, it can be a miserable experience. Either way, once the trail is fixed, it's still a long way from the standards set by the nearby Katy.
Ron Gossen

Flint Hills Trail State Park

beautiful, isolated trail with rough terrain.

April, 2019 by theafterpipe

I began running along this trail on Friday afternoon on 4/12/2019. The weather was about 52°, sunny, and a bit windy. I found the trail to be difficult to run along. The trail is gravel, but not maintained very well. There was a steady undergrowth about 8” high that blanketed the trail. I found myself dodging bushes and dead, fallen trees lying across the path. In the two miles i ran, there were about three gates. After the fourth, i met a herd of cattle, and that’s when I turned back. Otherwise, the trail is very peaceful. I recommend it for walking or mountain biking. If tou do bike it, be sure to bring an extra tire!

Meadowlark Trail

Rough

March, 2019 by scottshufelberger

Felt like riding a cobblestone road. I have great shocks on my mountain bike too.

Redbud Trail

Red Bud east

December, 2018 by denise17

Love the new part going from Andover towards Augusta. Not much traffics and nice chipped path. Like to run and bike on it.

Southwind Rail Trail

Pleasant Fall Ride

October, 2018 by jacmar1

Road this trail from Iola to Humboldt on a fall afternoon in 2018.Very well kept and actually met the individual who takes great pride in keeping up the trail.There are still many railroad features along the trail and the crushed surface is well maintained.Both Iola and Humboldt have several new restaurants and accommodations being renovated which makes staying in the area quite enjoyable

Gary L. Haller Trail

Active Cyclist for 45 years - completed rides in 40 States

October, 2018 by bike150wi

We used the trail as Bikers. Trail appears to have been built in the 70's. While there are some newer sections - most is very narrow with many cracks and pavement buckles. Don't take a road bike. Need a gravel bike or mountain bike to help with the constant jarring. Many intersections thought out poorly. Bridge crossing outside of large park strange at best - its a two way stretch over the bridge that's barely wide enough for one bike let alone two going opposite directions. You have the bridge wall and these cement partitions so I guess creativity would be required when two bikers are crossing in opposite directions. There are also a few unusually steep grades for a trail which I like but I question if the trail is wide enough for cyclists to pass each other going the opposite directions. An accident waiting to happen.

We may have just been lucky the day we rode it but we came across the rudest group of runners we ever came across on a trail. (45 years of cycling) We are always polite on a trail - we announce our presence and also ring a bell softly letting them know we will be passing them on the left. They refused to let us pass. Was able to find road option to jump ahead of them.

If you are looking for a paved trail to ride I would head out to Lawrence.

Gary L. Haller Trail

Great Suburban Trail

September, 2018 by lynns_tl

I rode this trail at the end of September 2018 for the first time in years. The section I rode - between Barker Rd & 87th - was in good shape, the people I encountered were friendly and there are several scenic creek crossings.

If you're in the area and have time, definitely check out this trail!

Tomahawk Creek Trail

look out

September, 2018 by hanachristy

This is such a beautiful trail. Look out for the "tour de france" trainers. There is no yielding to pedestrians, those pushing strollers, walking toddlers. This is a strictly fast bicycle trail. It has been so for a few years. I recommend separate hours for bicycles and for pedestrians before there is an accident.

Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail

Love to ride, but not on this trail

August, 2018 by christabuddy

Wish they would take care of the bike trail. The expansion strips are too large of a gap. My husbands spokes on his wheels broke off, because of how bumpy it is! He had to replace his wheels which are not cheap. And his bike was brand new!! I love the trail, I just wish they would fix the gaps, so we do not ruin our bikes. Will not ride, until they are fixed. We drive to Wichita to ride on the trails there.

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