Manhattan River Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Manhattan River Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Manhattan, Kansas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Loop

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bugs
6 months ago

Sat Oct 20 2018

Nice hike. Trails are well maintained.

Mon Sep 10 2018

I really like the trail for mountain biking but I feel it's not safe with all the homeless there. constantly got that feeling of getting mugged around the corner.

Fri Aug 24 2018

Great trail. Something new every time. Like to try biking it. Maybe later. Definitely an accessible and enjoyable trail. Pretty well maintained.

hiking
Wed Jun 20 2018

Good hike. A few bikes on trail and a few joggers. I will agree about 2/3 of the way there is a homeless encampment in the middle of trees.

walking
Wed Jun 13 2018

Nice for brisk evening walk. It can get too tight at some spots. Kids need to be watched at all times.

hiking
Sat May 19 2018

Walked it no problem a few hours after several hours of heavy rain. Just a bit slick in a few places. Some really scenic spots, cotton tail rabbits, several massive (4’+) diameter trees.

hiking
Sat May 19 2018

Mon Apr 30 2018

Very gorgeous trail with nice scenery and enough little challenges to keep the path interesting

Mon Feb 19 2018

Great scenic trail along the Kansas River. I hiked the trail and there were photo ops every step of the way. There were quite a few very steep inclines, which was nice. There was a large homeless encampment about 2/3 of the way through. 5.5 miles is pretty accurate and it does loop, which I didn't get from my brief look at it on Alltrails. I walked in expecting to go 11 miles total. (Even though it does say loop in the legend!

mountain biking
Wed Nov 29 2017

Fast loamy trails built into the banks of the Kansas River on the east side of Manhattan, Kansas. Trails do get a little swampy in the Spring and Fall, but otherwise they are fast and fun.

mountain biking
Sun Sep 03 2017

Well maintained and allows you to build up speed. Some tricky sections with moderate challenges. There are two parallel tracks which together form a loop. Watch out for biker/hikers and sections of the trail which are not well maintained because they lead to sudden dead ends. The trail is mostly firm sand and sheds water well.

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