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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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Shawnee Mission Park
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Overall: It's a good trail considering it's so close to the city.
Usage: I run/hike the trail multiple times a week and occasionally encounter bikers or other runners. I take my dogs to the dog park on the weekends, I'd imagine the trail is as busy as the dog park is which would suck IMO. (I don't enjoy traffic on the trail as much as my dogs do.) On a side note, the dog park is by far the best I have ever seen/heard of/visited.
Do the entire orange- to-red -to -violet loop and it makes for a nice mini get-away. Once I get onto the red trail, I hardly ever encounter another person.
Wildlife: Other than squirrels I've only come across a deer and a snake sunning.

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wyandotte County Lake
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In prep for elk hunting we did this trail almost once a week. Trails are rough in places......but I'm not complaining. Helps condition the ankles and knees. Only compliant is the trail does get over grown in some places and seed ticks will get u if u don't bring repellant(deet)
Quiet trail. Dog friendly
Some really great hills.
With a 30# pack we did the trail in just under 2hr15minutes.
Our Idaho elk hunt went very well conditioning wise.
The kids area is incredible. Our kids have a great time.

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