Shunga Trail


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Shunga Trail Facts

States: Kansas
Counties: Shawnee
Length: 7.63 miles
Trail end points: Crestview Park at SW Fairlawn Rd. and SW 28th St. and Deer Creek Trail at SE Golden Ave.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6503506
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Shunga Trail Description

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 buildings, and commercial centers. The trail also connects to the growing Landon Nature Trail at a unique roundabout near its eastern end.

In the west, the trail traipses through Crestview Park, a sprawling green space that offers a community center, pool, playgrounds, tennis and sand volleyball courts, picnic tables and a softball diamond. At the trail’s eastern endpoint at SE Golden Avenue, a direct connection to the Deer Creek Trail allows for travel south to SE 10th Street.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Shunga Trail is available at Crestview Park on SW Shunga Drive; Felker Park on SW Gage Boulevard; Big Shunga Park on SW Murrow Court; and Shunga Glen Park on SW Washburn Avenue.

Shunga Trail Reviews

I have ridden from 29th and Fairlawn to roundabout at 13th and Monroe and across to north Topeka at YMCA ball diamonds. All of it is excellent for bicycles 10 months of the year! I can't imagine any bicyclist thinking it was a thing but excellent!

I've skated Shunga since 1992 from MacVicar to Fairlawn n back n forth. Mostly just have to watch for tree debris and concrete is craked/uneven in some places. I love that it's wide enough to accomodate all and is clean for the most part.


There are tons of people that walk and ride this trail. I tend to Skate it from Gage (Felker Park) To Washburn Ave and then turn around. That's about a 5 mile round trip. This seems to be the smoothest for In-line Skating. Although there tends to be alot of debris on the trail from Shunga Drive to Washburn ave. If you want to skate from Gage to Fairlawn road beware of alot of dirt under bridges and debris and bumps on the trail.

All in All it's a pretty smooth wide path. It could use a little more maintaining for in-line skaters so that we don't ruin our equipment or crash due to debris and dirt on the trail.

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