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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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Konza Prairie Kings Creek Loop Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice trail, easy most of the time but has an initial hill that got me a bit winded. Lotta wind which made it quite chilly, just be prepared and it's a good hike.

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Konza Godwin Hill Loop
by Robert Myrick

1 Completed 0 Reviews

great trail. scenic views throughout. great for hiking, rucking, or trail runs. varying distances depending on direction, good signage to assist.

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Waterfall Pond Trail
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9 Completed 8 Reviews

Hiked this one right after stopping by the park office. Waterfall was off at the entrance, I didn't read the description and was expecting a waterfall on the trail. Path was well cleared, not much in the way of elevation gain but still a nice quick hike.

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Gary L Haller Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Love running this trail. I feel secure and love the landscape as it goes along a creek, some out and open terrain, and into Shawnee Mission Park. Lots of bikes so make sure you stay to the left.

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george latham hiking trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great, simple trail! Definitely easy for beginners if you don't mind spending about 2 hours outside. Definitely a great hike if you want something with varied views (forest, lakeshore, open meadow) without a lot of strenuous uphill. Also very quiet and not likely you'll run into other hikers. Lots of campsites scattered along the trail too!

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

Did the 2 section trail with my dogs, early this year. Rolling hills were pretty and there wasn't a person in sight. Creeks and ponds were dried up. Only con, was that the TH had no signage and I had to guess at its location based on maps. There's a public posting board with fish limits and warnings, but that's it. Then you pass through 2 small gates.... or at least I did. The trail was easy to follow.

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Eagle Ridge Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Pretty good beginner trail, but a lot of horse sign. In places the trail was pretty tore up and hard to walk on due to horses. It's a good trail for a day hike and there are other trails in the park to hike.

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Crystal Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

It's an OK trail good for a quick hike. It has some flat open stretches with a few rolling hills amongst the trees. The trail is poorly marked but with a bit of trail knowledge and a compass you can figure it out. If there were enough snow in the winter it would be a fairly challenging snow shoe or cross country skiing trail. Not sure if it's groomed during the winter months though.

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Linear Trail - River Trails
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

We "hiked" the Linear Trail, it's not even a trail at all. It might be a good off road place for walking or bike riding for the residents of Manhattan, KS but not for hiking. It's a flood dike that has a crushed stone and nothing more. I gave it one star because there is no real scenery and when we went it was pretty crowded.

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Gary L Haller Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Took my six yr old daughter,had a blast! Did 12 miles. Well maintained,scenic always something to keep kids looking around the corner. Must do if doing kids.

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