Gary L. Haller Trail and Mill Creek Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Gary L. Haller Trail and Mill Creek Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shawnee, Kansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 days ago

Our go to trail for our sat hikes. There are 16% and 18% grades on the trail.
Great for getting ready for a good backpack trip.
We start at the trailhead and then go to the bridge after the portable potty on the other side of the hill. Then we turn around and do the hills again.

About as good as any and better than most for a workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Very well kept trail, good place to condition for backpacking.

hiking
2 months ago

A good hike that is surprisingly rural for how close you are to the suburbs. The hike down the dam is somewhat steep, but then the main loop is lots of flat fields.

On hot days, the sun could get rough. There are scattered groves of trees you go through (one has the crumbling remains of a stone building), but they are probably less than 30% of the trail.

Tons of birds, and if you want to explore close to Mill Creek on the West side you'll probably spot turtles and frogs. The train goes right by the creek every 20 minutes or so.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

trail running
6 months ago