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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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Elk City SP campgrounds
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Nice campgrounds, well maintained.

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Elk River Hiking Trail
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471 Completed 481 Reviews

For Kansas this is very scenic and rugged. The first 9 miles from the East trailhead is the best and most scenic. A number of backpack camps exist. Reminds me of the Ozark hill country. I had the trail alone. I suspect the boat traffic would cause a lot of noise during the summer months as the trail follows the bluff along the lake.

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Osage Nature Trail
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Went for a visit on a warm Spring afternoon. The trail winds in and out of tree cover so be ready for the sun on a Summer day. Thankfully there are benches in shaded areas along the Northern loop of you want a break along the way. The parking area is easy to find, simply following 1st St. East out of Newton and using the Osage Nature Trail signs that mark the way. Upon entering the trail you are met with a new information kiosk including maps and local wildlife information. The trail was well marked and cleared and served as a nice walk with very few ups and downs. My wife, son, and I enjoyed the interlocking trails that allow you to choose how much you want to hike. We will visit again!

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george latham hiking trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is absolutely the best spot near Lawrence. Also the only reason it's not rated higher is two people who positively reviewed the trail but did not rate it... :(

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Elk River Hiking Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A great trail, especially if you're tired of the typical Kansas walk amongst the prairie grasses. I started on the east side next to the dam. For a lifelong Kansan, it was great experiencing something so un-Kansanlike.

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Coronado Heights Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Mostly bare earth single track with some more technical rocky sections. Only about 4 miles of trails total but a gem for Central Kansas none the less.

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wyandotte County Lake
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Walked about 4.6 miles of the Bridle Trail before calling it quits. The trail is so deeply rutted from horses that it's not much fun for hikers. The trail is not marked very well. You will emerge from the woods into a clearing with no idea where the trail is. The main road parallels and bisects the trail in numerous spots, making it difficult to hike with my dog.

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Fancy Creek Mountain Bike Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun trail, pretty easy. Most of the trail is in cedar and old growth trees. Moderate hills and there is camping right there too. great for family hiking and camping.

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Shawnee Mission Park
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5 Completed 6 Reviews

extensive and diverse trails. well maintained!

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Elk River Hiking Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A very beautiful trail. One of the most beautiful places in Kansas.

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