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Best Trails in Kansas

Shawnee Mission Park

Shawnee, KS

Shawnee Mission Park is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shawnee, KS that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Trail
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Beautiful!! Only certain trails are approved for dogs but they were beautiful!

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Elk River Hiking Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

What a great trail. We hiked the 15 miles west to east over two days. Terrain had a surprise waiting around every corner. Tons of wildlife along the way. It was May, so there were tons of wildflowers everywhere too.
Good camping spot near a water source at mile 7. If you don't want to lug water in your pack, bring a filter. There were springs all along the way. Or, leave yourself refills where the county roads intersect the trail (one spot near mile 9.5 and another around mile 3.5).
Definitely deserves its "rugged" rating, but you get a sense that whenever the trail takes yet another unexpected turn, it's because it has something cool to show you. I'll be back for sure.

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Wyandotte County Lake Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Kansas River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I went walking with my puppy here! It was a relatively easy walk with not many steep hills, and we got to see some other dogs too!

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Table Mound Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice hike with the family, very pretty area.

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Mushroom Rock Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

I was not too impressed. It's a very small park. I was able to walk the whole trail area in 15 min. The rocks formations are cool but I would suggest just looking at a picture online and save yourself the trouble of the dirt roads. There is one bench and one picnic table. Pit vaults available.

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Great place for long easy hikes. Visitor center closed at 4:30 so I missed that today but I'll check it out tomorrow. I got to see several Bison and some were even right on the path causing me to have to take a short cut around them. Not to many parks are so open and flat(ish) it was fun to see all around as apposed to a trail in the woods. :)

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Lakewood Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

I walk this trail all the time good for kids and new hikers/riders

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Linear Trail - River Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I run this trail regularly with a jogging stroller. Its flat light gravel floor is great for use with an off road jogging stroller. While you're away from car traffic for the most part, you can't avoid it completely so be prepared to hear the cars on Fort Riley Blvd. You couldn't call this a true nature trail but it's a fantastic alternative to sidewalks and stop lights.

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George Lathan Hiking Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We use this trail in the spring to get back in shape we load are packs and hike the trail to show us how far out of shape we are with a 30lb pack. It is a great place to start getting ready for longer trails it has some nice views of the lake the trail is well marked there is camping along the trail and there is water at the trail head. we are in our late fifties and like the loop. if we want to camp we hike the trail then do it again to pick a place to set up camp