Kansas Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Armourdale Levee Trail

1.3 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone

Coffee Creek Streamway Trail

3.4 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Flint Hills Trail State Park

117 mi
State: KS
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Gary L. Haller Trail

13.8 mi
State: KS
Asphalt

Landon Nature Trail

18.4 mi
State: KS
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Lawrence Levee Trail

9.3 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone

Lehigh Portland Trails

2.25 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Meadowlark Trail

7.6 mi
State: KS
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Prairie Sunset Trail

15 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Sunflower Santa Fe Trail

1.7 mi
State: KS
Crushed Stone

Turkey Creek Streamway Trail

3.65 mi
State: KS
Asphalt, Concrete

Turkey Trail

10.5 mi
State: KS
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
Pedestrians and cyclists alike can take advantage of these 3.4 miles of smooth asphalt trail for exercise in a calm outdoor setting. The trail sits within a greenway along Coffee Creek and winds...
KS 3.4 mi Asphalt
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
Closures: The trail section from the Western Terminus in Herrington to Council Grove (roughly 25 miles) is currently closed. A section of the trail in Osage City is closed as well. It is possible...
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 13.8 mi Asphalt
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
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
This collection of trails was built of the site of a former cement plant and quarry along the banks of Elm Creek in Iola, Kansas. There are over 2.25 miles of gravel rail-trails occupying the railbeds...
KS 2.25 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Meadowlark Trail in Kansas is a work in progress along a former Union Pacific railroad corridor stretching for 12.6 miles between the cities of McPherson and Lindsborg. The corridor was railbanked...
KS 7.6 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Prairie Sunset Trail is located west of Wichita and runs between S. 295th Street in Garden Plain and S.Hoover Rd.  The trail is pretty straight, occupying a portion of the old rail bed that once...
KS 15 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The vision for the Sunflower Santa Fe Trail is a grand one: 33 miles across a scattering of small cities on the windswept prairie of central Kansas. The heart of the trail lies in Galva, just an hour...
KS 1.7 mi Crushed Stone
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
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Coffee Creek Streamway Trail

heritage park

August, 2022 by dan.allen.50552

Excellent 5 k ride. Mostly flat and along a creek.

S. Lawrence Trafficway Trail

Nice trail around Lawrence

July, 2022 by mlane14_99

My husband and I rode on the majority of this trail on a hot July day. It is a wide concrete trail that runs past residential and open space areas. There are lake views and other smaller bodies of water to see along with wildlife. Although there are good signs along the route, some painted markings on the pavement would be helpful to keep from getting off the trail.

Indian Creek Bike/Hike Trail

Not what I expected

July, 2022 by carolinec.pauley

Today was the first time I have ridden this trail. I have ridden trails all over Minnesota and Iowa. I was so disappointed in the part of the trail that goes east. The trail is very rough and narrow. The tree branches have not been trimmed. Part of the trail is under construction and part of the trail is gravel. There are no signs posted that shows curbed etc. Be prepared for a lot of homeless people that have built there camps by the trails. Very disappointed in KC lack of attention to this trail. On a positive note. The wildlife is great and so is the waterfall

Accordion

Lawrence Levee Trail

Rode East

June, 2022 by sierra66061

Road east 5 miles from the bridge in downtown Lawrence. All gravel, well maintained, flat. Saw several deer, runs along the Kansas River, nice trail. Will ride west of the bridge next time.

Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park

Great trail

June, 2022 by sierra66061

Baker Wetlands to the Kansas River bridge in downtown Lawrence is about 7 miles. This is a great trail, some canopy, all concrete, really fun ride!

Flint Hills Trail State Park

Backpacking the Flint Hills

June, 2022 by dan509

This is a fun trail to hike. The Flint Hills are beautiful. Prairie wild flowers were in full bloom. Great communities all along the trail.

Flint Hills Trail State Park

Enjoy the Flint Hills Trail and some wind...

May, 2022 by 7s5a692x35

One item of note that is not widely advertised especially for out of state riders is that the section of the Flint Hill Trails from the Western Terminus in Herrington to Council Grove {~25 miles} is closed and has been for a while. We arrived to start our Flint Hills adventure to find that section of the Trail in disrepair due to the lack of maintenance as there was 12” to 18” high grass and vegetation to include 5’ tall saplings. There are two more closures experienced on the trail – in Osage City, the trail abruptly ends without any detour signs and recommend just ride on the streets until you are out of the city limits and then rejoin the trail. Finally, the trail is closed headed East from Ottawa about a mile after going under I-35 but there is a marked detour that puts you on gravel roads and gets you back on the trail rapidly but beware of an aggressive dog of a pit bull mix.

We relocated to Council Grove in order to start our journey to the Western Terminus at Osawatomie. Overall, the trail was in great condition and was pleasantly amazed that a majority of the bridges on the trail were recently replaced. Another feature I have never seen before was that that the concrete surfaced bridges were covered in limestone which made for a smooth transition on and off the bridges.

There was tree canopy on some of the trail and a majority was tree lined to aid in blocking the Kansas winds as we experienced a steady 25 MPH gusting to 40 MPH crosswind on both days.

They are adding new restrooms at a majority of the trailheads and they looked to be 90% construction complete.

Finally, beware of branches that are actually snakes (Water Moccasins) and these were experienced between Ottawa and Osawatomie due to all the water features on both sides of the trail.

Haysville Hike and Bike Path

Riggs park ok

May, 2022 by john.kf0m

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.

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.

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.

Blue River Rail Trail

Marysville’s gem

April, 2022 by i8lunch2

This trail is part of the system that can take you all the way to Lincoln and beyond if you so choose. If you start on Main Street in Marysville and ride to the Haymarket in Lincoln you just tip past 75 miles, one way. It’s a former rail line so that distance will earn you about 600’ of climbing. Nice and flat, if that’s what you’re after. Beatrice and Cortland provide perfectly spaced out refueling stops and the trail surface is cinder and fine gravel, easy with almost even road tires, 32c and above are perfect. Starting off in Marysville it can get damp and sticky and sometimes you have to move a branch or two out of the way, but the trail is beautifully maintained with superb bridges, tree canopy and occasional wildlife. I have yet to make it to Omaha and back but I get you my review when I do.

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