Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Kansas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very nice flat and fast trail . Scenic along Kansas River.

Gave it a 4 due to the paved part. Not a big fan of pavement. If you like pavement it’s about 1/3 paved. Natural part was nice with all the fall colors.

hiking
10 days ago

This trail is a hidden gem along the shores of Pomona Lake. The blue trail roughly follows the Army Corps property line and the orange trail generally runs closer to the lake. This wonderful trail needs more traffic to keep the weeds down! Orange and blue together form a 40+ mile loop.

hiking
10 days ago

This trail is a hidden gem along the shores of Pomona Lake. The blue trail roughly follows the Army Corps property line and the orange trail generally runs closer to the lake. This wonderful trail needs more traffic to keep the weeds down! Orange and blue together form a 40+ mile loop.

I picked this trail up at I-Lan park (127th & Nall) and headed north to Leawood City Park...perfect out and back for a total of 6 miles. very level, recommend for training to increase running distance/time. Met people all along the way walking, jogging, biking. Lots of shade so will definitely keep this one in mind for summer however this trail is stunning in the fall.

It great you don't feel like you are in the middle of kc.

I love this trail . Use do live close there and spent a lot of time.

Went out with 2 Grandkids age 4 and 10. We walked down and around an easy trail that came out by the Arkansas River. Kids complained but it was easy.

Very nice trails here. They are well maintained, as is the whole park. The trails are also pretty well-marked. And they would be appropriate for hiking, jogging and mountain biking.

Great fall colors right now. Great views of the flint hills. This trail’s in great shape now that it’s a state park. Can’t wait until they finish the extension to Herington

One of the best in the park, poorly marked but not to hard to navigate.

Northern and eastern half best sections. Poor trail markers, but doable.

Very nice trail system to hike
only complaint is that needs to be marked a little better

Beautifully maintained trails with a variety of terrain and views of lake, meadows and woods. The horse camp is exceptional with covered stalls.

I’ve run trail races here. It is very technical and very rewarding. Gorgeous views once you get out of the trees.

27 days ago

Nice hike. Trails are well maintained.

hiking
27 days ago

Any day on a trail is a 5 star day. These trails are fantastic if you like the grit and city trail ambiance, views and city sounds unseen while being on the trail and at times blazing that come with it. If you are looking for a path these may not be for you.

nature trips
27 days ago

A castle in KS on a hill to watch the sunrise? Yes, please :) I grew up by the flint hills area so seeing the smoky hills and this castle was a good change. The sun rise view was breathtaking. It was a fall morning in the 30s and we were cold so we didn’t do the trail really. We saw it and I walked some of it. Seemed short but the castle and walking around the area on the hill was good.

hiking
27 days ago

When in the area I will definitely return. This is a great trail close-ish to my hometown. The lake was flooded so we didn’t get to do the entire trail; however, what we were able to do convinced me to return sometime. There wasn’t anyone else there on this fall day. We saw lots of birds, a pelican even, tons of deer and great rocks.

I personally didn't think this trail was marked well at all. I got off it real easy and had to use the app to find it again which was sorta sad for me because I usually keep on task. lol I believe I missed half of it cause as soon as I walked in, I walked out. I dunno if I got off track and took a short cut.

very nice trail system to hike

Cute little trail for me and my doggy niece. Wish there was more of a waterfall though...

Easy, lots of mountain bikers but a nice reprieve

horse traffic has done a bit of damage. trail could use some blazes. little trash.

Loved this trail! We did in just about three hours with our kids. There was a light misty rain the whole time so bugs weren’t bad. Definitely going to do this trail again!

For hiking and horseback riding it's great, not so much for mountain biking. The sand is too loose. we had to walk our bikes more than half the way.

I am on the trail 3 to 5 times a week walking or biking. I love that I can get one mile out of town along the hills and Marais des Cygne River under the canopy of trees and feel like I am in the Ozarks.

trail running
1 month ago

This is the best trail in the Manhattan area. I've been coming here regularly on the weekends and I usually bring the dog along. Like most wooded areas in Kansas, ticks can be a problem. The western leg goes near the gun range, so it can be noisy during when the weather is good. The vulture nesting area is full of vultures around twilight, but smelly as noted by the other reviews.

What a challenge!
Started at the trailhead and took lefts at all forms until E where I took the cutoff to the right. Stay left at L and you'll end with 10 miles under your boots! Lovely Hike.

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