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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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Mushroom Rock State Park Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice for looking at beautiful rocks.

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Turkey Creek Streamway Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Not ideal for road biking but doable. A few stop-and-go locations involving traffic. Most of the route is near the stream, which is nice, but it's very urban with sounds of trains and traffic. A few parks along the route with swing sets for kids etc. One area sidewalk as blocked due to construction. I logged 8 miles after backtracking 2. Would suggest using Frontage and 75th streets as trailhead to avoid backtracking.

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Cedar Crest Trail; MacLennan Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Right next to the governor's mansion is a set of very nice hiking trails. The main trail is good even for children but if you can stay out of the way of bikes there is a whole network of neat trails and loops to explore. Most of them are wooded and almost all are pretty much natural... the way I like them. There is also a nice paved walkway out among the ponds and sparsely treed lawns so there is something for everyone here.

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River Walk
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Did this hike with an impromptu swim once I got to Milford Lake as my turn around point. Really nice route.

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River Walk
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28 Completed 28 Reviews

Mostly shaded over along with a few benches makes this trail a treat. You can hike, ride horses, mountain bike, swim and/or fish. This trail takes you from the Washington gate all the way to Milford lake.

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Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail
by Anastacia Drake

4 Completed 2 Reviews

Fairly busy trail. Great for walking, running, or bike riding. My son learned to ride a bike here. Lots of shade with a creek along most of it for the fog to grab a drink.

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Lower Ridge Trail
by Anastacia Drake

4 Completed 2 Reviews

A fairly easy hike. Clean and not crowded.

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Cedar Crest Trail; MacLennan Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love this trail. I can squeeze out about 9 mile in a big loop without really repeating any sections. It has decent hills and varied terrain. Or I can make up smaller loops to fit a training needs. Have done most of my trail marathon and 50k training here.

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

If you like prairie, you'll love this.

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Shawnee Mission Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Rode the orange trail, pretty easy and flat but really fun!

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