Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park


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Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park Facts

States: Kansas
Counties: Douglas
Length: 1.7 miles
Trail end points: E. 11th St. between Haskell Ave. and Oregon St. and Haskell Rail-Trail at N. Perimeter Rd. just south of E. 23rd St.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015059

Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park Description

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 of the city's Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments as well as neighborhood associations.

The 1.7-mile trail follows Burroughs Creek and features extensive landscaping and benches. Evidence of the area’s rail history is still in place, with tracks heading into a large rail yard visible north of E. 11th Street. In the south, the trail connects directly to the Haskell Rail-Trail—the first operational rail-trail in Kansas—as well as Haskell Indian Nations University.

This trail is an integral part of the developing 22-mile Lawrence Loop around the city.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the north end of the trail at Hobbs Park, with an on-demand traffic signal for pedestrians to cross E. 11th Street. Additional parking can be found on neighborhood streets adjacent to the trail.

Burroughs Creek Trail and Linear Park Reviews

Great trail

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!

Great trail, longer than advertised

Very nice trail, populated with walkers and bikers on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Almost completely shady and very smooth concrete. The description shows the trail going from 11th street to 23rd, but it actually extends an additional mile south to 28th Street. Eventually it will connect with other trails on both its north and south terminals to become part of the Lawrence Loop. As of today, there is well placed signage indicating a two block zig zag at the south end where it reconnects with the South Lawrence Trafficway trail.

Great if you want to get away from cars

Paved, clean, fairly shady and easy to ride. Only problem is that one has to stop at every block due to traffic going west to East or visa-versa. Also, it’s way too short and wish the City of Lawrence would invest some of their money on extending the trail to go West to Clinton Lake. We need more dedicated trails for bikes in Lawrence without traffic.

Good beginner path

Flat, quiet, and easy. Shaded with trees, not really a creek as said. It pretty much just ends and you double back. Street crossings have lights for safety. Nowhere to stop for bathroom. Quick ride.


Burroughs Creek Trail

This is a wonderful trail that is great for beginning cyclists like myself. The pavement is smoothe and quite comfortable to ride on.

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