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Shawnee Mission Park

Shawnee, KS

There are three bike/hike trails here. Violet loop is an advanced trail that is pretty rocky. Orange loop which is an intermediate trail. The violet trail is a lil too rocky for my liking. Although, the orange trail is a blast! You pick up some serious speeds at times.I ride it at-least once a week.

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River Walk
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Good trail, plenty of spots to break from the path and find a nice spot by the river and just unplug with your K9, thumbs up

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Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Decent trail for riding, walking, or running. Easy and paved the entire way. Good for kids, although does lack a little adventure to it.

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Kansas River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a good first time trail to ride a mountain bike on if you normally only ride the asphalt jungle. I got into biking for health reasons (and bought a mountain bike) and was only riding on the street in the beginning. Once I started to hit the trails I never looked back.
I seem to push myself a lot harder when I'm in the woods on a trail, and this one is perfect for someone without a lot of experience--fast and not very technical, but a whole lot of fun.

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Harvey County West Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Mushroom Rock State Park Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great place to stop and check out!

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Turkey Creek Streamway Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Stumbled upon this paved trail after a trip to the Trek store. Nice short trip.Flat and curvy. Short and sweet. Always fun finding new trails.

I was on my mountainbike but this is not a dirt trail, it is a paved path.

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Kill Creek park trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome trails! Lots of choices on what paths to take. Lots of wildlife too!:)

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Ironwood Park Walking Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Overland Park Arboretum
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20 Completed 6 Reviews

The bird observatory building the is most wonderful place to watch birds

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Kansas River Trail
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17 Completed 4 Reviews

I have ran and biked this trail. One reason I like this trail is the flow of traffic is one way. Bikes go counter-clockwise and runners/hikers go clockwise, so if you encounter someone it isn't as unexpected as some of the other trails I have been on when there are bikes coming at each other.

Is a pretty easy trail for both biking and running, with opportunities to cut your route short if you like. I know there is traffic on it, even in the dark (with headlamps.) Can get muddy, but is well maintained (just beware of any beaver activity that might change things!)

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