Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Best Trails

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.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

Picture?width=50&height=50

Shawnee Mission Park
by

4 Completed 4 Reviews

Lots of trail, good for running. REALLY well marked, wish all the trails were this easy to navigate

Picture?width=50&height=50

wyandotte County Lake
by

4 Completed 4 Reviews

This is my favorite set of trails in KC (I mostly trail run/hike). Skip the bridle trail it's covered in horse poop. Instead drive around the lake to shelter 9 and get on the mountain bike trail. Scenery is A+ and the change in elevation makes it a great workout without being too rocky. Lots of wildlife. Fairly buggy. But oh so worth it.

Person_placeholder

Elk River Hiking Trail
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Icon_fc826288a2c985e3c0ef33cf7bb187f6

Upper Ridge Trail
by

8 Completed 8 Reviews

Very easy short hike through woods. Wear mosquito repellent!

Icon_fc826288a2c985e3c0ef33cf7bb187f6

South Trail
by

8 Completed 8 Reviews

A trail through woods and several small streams. Rocky path in areas and can be muddy after rain because it's primarily compacted dirt trail. Lots of spider webs on trail so bring a stick to knock them down or you'll get a face full!

Person_placeholder

Kill Creek park trail
by

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trails - a mix of wooded, prairie, and paved. Word to the wise - try to stay off the grass right now. My husband and I are recovering from masses of chigger bites. Learned from the doctor that chiggers are especially bad this year due to all the rain. We loved the hike (before the itching!) and plan to go back - after the temp goes down to 42*!

Person_placeholder

george latham hiking trail
by

8 Completed 7 Reviews

nice hike.The open field areas were a bit overgrown this time of year.but overall very nice.no traffic noise just birds and some water sounds.must carry a spider web stick!

Person_placeholder

Perry State Park Trails
by

2 Completed 1 Reviews

Icon_35287a8bfcd0a6f46fce60c30f7308f8

River Walk
by

5 Completed 1 Reviews

Person_placeholder

Lower Ridge Trail
by

8 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice trails.very easy.too bad you hear traffic from Hwy.

Support