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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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Cottonwood Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

The walk was very nice, but I would not call this a hiking trail, more like a walking path. The path is completely covered by trees, so it provides some nice shade. Unfortunately past campers have left their trash around, but it was still a pretty area.

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Konza Prairie Nature Trail Loop
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

The hike was very beautiful and quick to complete. The bathroom facilities were clean and it is nice that pets are not allowed on the path, so you don't have to worry where you step. The guidebooks were nice to follow along with. There is zero shade though, so make sure to bring plenty of water. It was quite a scorcher out there in August.

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Eagle Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

From the trail head the path climbs then drops several times. Thanks to the recent rain much of the path had DEEP ruts from washout. New horse trail riders and mountain bikers should be cautious the trail is narly! It does offer a challenge navigating through trees and up or down ravines. A fun trail but not for the faint of heart. Will do it again just not the first time back on trail with a three-dog;)

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Neosho Riverwalk
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

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lake lenexa
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful trail around the lake, lined with trees most of the way to provide outstanding shade. Quiet area. The lake itself is beautiful and clean. Trail also leads to various kid playground areas that my children enjoyed very much after biking around the lake. Play areas are also very well shaded.

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Lower Ridge Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Very easy and kid friendly trail.

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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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