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Best trails in Kansas

10,317 Reviews
Trying to find the best Kansas trails? AllTrails has 272 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lawrence, Olathe or Kansas City, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 203 easy trails in Kansas ranging from 0.6 to 52.3 miles and from 29 to 4,035 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kansas
Top trails (272)
#1 - Elk River Hiking Trail
Elk City State Park
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 6 h 16 m
The Elk River Hiking Trail is located on the northwest side of Elk City Lake. The trail can be accessed from two main trailheads. Primitive campsites are located all along the length of the trail. Show more
#2 - Turkey Creek Streamway Trail
Antioch Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
Turkey Creek Streamway Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Shawnee Mission, Kansas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilyShow more
#3 - Shawnee Mission Park Orange, Violet, and Red Trail
Shawnee Mission Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
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 little rocky.Show more
#4 - Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail
Mill Creek Streamway Park
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Length: 13.6 mi • Est. 5 h 53 m
Gary L. Haller National Recreation Trail is a 13.6 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Shawnee Mission, Kansas and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#5 - Konza Prairie Kings Creek Loop Trail
Konza Prairie Natural Area
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Note: No dogs or bikes allowed on this trail. This trail takes you through the timber lined banks of Kings creek before entering the rolling Flint Hills tall grass prairie. Much of this land was parShow more
#6 - Indian Creek Bike and Hike Trail
Overland Park, Kansas
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Length: 22.5 mi • Est. 9 h 16 m
This 22 mile has various entry points along the way and traverses various landscapes.Show more
#7 - Wyandotte County Lake Loop Trail
Wyandotte County Lake Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
Wyandotte County Lake Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Kansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#8 - Tomahawk Creek Trail
Leawood, Kansas
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Length: 18.2 mi • Est. 7 h 41 m
A paved trail connecting to the longer Indian Creek Trail. Popular and perfect for beginner - serious cyclists, runners, and walkers.Show more
#9 - Kill Creek Park Trail
Kill Creek Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Please check status of trail prior to hiking: https://urbantrailco.com/status/ This route includes three trails: Hank, Eddie, and the connector trail. Show more
#10 - Horse Thief Trail
Kanopolis Lake State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 52 m
Start on the Buffalo Trail and walk towards Horse Thief Trail. Take the blue short cut back to the trail head. You will get a little bit of everything on this hike, including bouldering, prairie landsShow more
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