Shawnee Mission Park Orange, Violet, and Red Trail

MODERATE 174 reviews
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Shawnee Mission Park Orange, Violet, and Red Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shawnee, Kansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

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.

1 month ago

well marked. lots of pleasant miles available.

Very busy with lots of off leash pooches to greet you.

3 months ago

beautiful in the fall. well marked and easy to navigate.

hiking
5 months ago

We actually did the Orange, Gold, Red and Violet trails on this one hike. Very rocky throughout. Wear hiking boots for sure. And bring water!! Be careful of bikers in the narrow parts of the trail.

5 months ago

These trails are for mountain biking. If you look at the map at the trail head, it identifies them as biking trails. We hiked them because of the reviews here and found out quickly that they are too narrow for a biker to pass a hiker without said hiker having to step completely off the trail and into thick underbrush. The park is lovely, though, and there are much better places for people not on bicycles to have fun (including actual hiking and walking trails south of the lake.)

mountain biking
5 months ago

Challenging mtn bike trail for this middle aged newbie...and the paved walking path is close by...so lots of options in this entire park.

road biking
6 months ago

Beautiful little spot outside Kansas City. Lake, trails, kayak rentals.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great trails, with good markings.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Violet and red trails are very techy with lots of jagged rocks. If you are someone who enjoys smooth flowey trails you won't enjoy red or violet trails. However, if you want to get your ass kicked and enjoy rocks and a challenge this will be right up your alley.

road biking
7 months ago

excellent trails!!.... I'm from Dallas and absolutely love all the trails.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a really nice park with good trails. Our only complaint is that it is always crowded. It's rare to have any length of trail to yourself...and it's pretty noisy. Good scenery though.

8 months ago

nice recreation area....plenty of trails......a lake , kayaking, boating. .....bring off...theres ticks

8 months ago

Beautiful!!

hiking
8 months ago

Did the red loop today, with the violet loop in & out so it was 6.0 miles per the AllTrails app. Started early, should have brought extra water. Loved the trail, nice and cool with plenty of shade. Good incline in a few places and easy descents. Will do it again with packs to train.

hiking
8 months ago

Love smp. My favorite trails are the violet loop near the corner of the lake and the trail to the right of the dog beach.

8 months ago

Good trail pretty flat and rocky

mountain biking
8 months ago

Rocky in parts but super fun!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trails. There are lots of maps but I didn't think the trails were marked that well. It's getting to be spring and it brings out the green.

11 months ago

One of the best kc trails! Can get a little crowded, but I love it.

11 months ago

We did the whole loop and it's actually 8.5 miles nice trail though. Bring water

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