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Kansas River Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lawrence, Kansas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 141 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

running

forest

river

views

running
bugs
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice mountain bike trail. Well-maintained. Nice winding trail that isn’t too difficult with nice views of the Kansas River. Well-marked loop.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail. Terrain is good for beginners. The mileage pushed my limits a little as a first time rider.

mountain biking
bugs
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderfully maintained mt bike trail. River views.

hiking
2 months ago

Great for easy running

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for trail running or biking! Bike trail is one way so you can run the opposite way and see the bikes coming.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice flowing trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike on a perfect day. I can see where it wouldn’t be fun after a rain, but when it’s dry, it’s great.

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

My favorite in Kansas so far. Even though it rained off and on in the last few days. There is no mud. Great views. Early Sunday morning not too frequented. My dogs and I will be back for sure.

hiking
muddy
washed out
9 months ago

hiking
muddy
Tue May 14 2019

mud creek loop is gonna be soaked for a while. rest of the trail is good to go!

Tue Apr 23 2019

Great for walking and biking

Mon Dec 24 2018

Nice trail, good views.

walking
Thu Sep 06 2018

easy everyday trail

Sun Jul 22 2018

Took the family out today for a ride. Perfect for all skill levels with enough challenge to make it a lot of fun for riding bikes regardless of experience. And close to home.

Wed Feb 28 2018

It’s the best trails ever !!

Tue Jul 11 2017

Note a hiking trail, it's a dual use hiking/mountain bike trail. Not friendly to hikers. Period.

walking
Sun May 21 2017

Nice levee trail but also can go off on mountain bike trails which run through lush wooded area.

Mon Oct 31 2016

The trail is really narrow as it seems like more of a bike trail than a walking trail. Two folks walking side by side is not possible. Lots of bike encounters on our walk. However, seems a little rough for bikes since there are several areas with metal objects sticking up on the trail. The surroundings are pretty and it's peaceful but there are some old rusty metal objects like barrels and mattress frames off trail. I wouldn't exclude it from future hikes but it won't be a regular either.

hiking
Mon Oct 31 2016

Walked the bike trail, but there were some barbed wire and other metal pieces embedded into the ground. Not very scenic at first, but does get better! Other than the metal pieces, very nice trail. Perfect with fall weather

mountain biking
Sun Oct 30 2016

Awesome trail! Flat and smooth perfect for fast riding. And side trails to check out. Pretty views of river. Lots of people though, even on a weekday evening.

mountain biking
Wed Oct 19 2016

love this place. great in the fall.

Mon Jun 27 2016

very good leisurely bike ride. Great for kids only one small hill. but i do suggest going 9n an overcast day or in the early morning. Too hot on a sunny afternoon

walking
Thu May 26 2016

I went walking with my puppy here! It was a relatively easy walk with not many steep hills, and we got to see some other dogs too!

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