Explore the most popular road 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.

It’s the best trails ever !!

very easy to walk we had a toddler on a Cruz bike and stroller and we were able to do about five miles.

Great trail for walking, running, or biking. Tons of locals use it. It's mostly flat and an easy ride. I really have a hard time understanding why it's marked as moderate. There's some great views of the creek and it's a fun bike ride in fall. The trail is long too. You can ride this trail for hours.

Great for long bike adventures with small towns. Not great if you are looking for big hills. Some stretches of the trail are so straight you can see a mile ahead of you.

Several short, hard hills if you hike it that way. Takes a while to learn as the trails are not particularly well marked.

trail running
2 months ago

Great, well maintained rail-trail. I love it for long runs with the pup. Runs through rural Kansas countryside and through some small towns.

I work in this area for a local school and I hike/run/walk and explore this trail on a weekly basis. It’s a great place to be during the day. After hours it’s not safe. Please enjoy during the day!

Trail was closed for some type of reconstruction

I love to walk this one.

Its great way to get in a long distance run.

road biking
5 months ago

Kind of narrow rough concrete in some areas. somewhat scenic in areas. Good access to Farmer Market from the back.

We took our kids and dogs starting near 103rd and Antioch. There is a small loop near a playground and tennis courts. Lots of trash from recent creek flooding and no lightning under the bridges. I would not be comfortable alone even though it is a safe area. Otherwise a nice easy loop for a quick walk.

Nice paved trail along the river. Did this on a Sunday mid day and not very crowded. Mostly bike riders. Goes through a nice residential area and well maintained.

Walked this today and really enjoyed my hike. Definitely more bikers but it's easy to hear them coming and move out of the way. The trails are marked however there are a few splits that are not marked which made it a little confusing. You can easily run these trails which I plan on for my next visit. I walked the red trail and jumped to the yellow trail. It's very shady and took me about an hour.

Wide and nicely paved 6.8 mile loop trail goes along Lake Shawnee. The Ted Ensley Gardens along the trail is a must walk through.

6 months ago

Well maintained trail with nice views.

mountain biking
7 months ago

it's a neat little trail with some nice park areas and views. some parts of the trail smell a little funky, but overall it is worth a visit if you live close enough to walk to it.

I was impressed to find these trails in Topeka, particularly the wooded portion which treks down by the river for a bit. Be aware you are immediately beside an active train track on the deeper trail and that comes with loud horns. There is enough elevation change here to keep things interesting without being too challenging. My only real complaint is the way the trails are labeled, which is more of a color-coding by type than actual demarcation of different trails. So be sure to snap a picture of the map. Definitely worth exploring.

trail running
7 months ago

Great trail love running on it.

best paved trail of topeka. period.

love these trails we hike these all the time with our 8 yrs old. so close to city but when you're up there it doesn't feel like, as they are quite and well shaded. some sections might get a little muddy after rain and some intersactions could be confusing.. i took a picture of the map in my phone that can come in handy..

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

This trail gives you the feel of being out in the woods yet you are still in the city. It's moderately difficult. There are many hills to hike up.

Some people are worried to go here because of the murders, but it is VERY safe and family friendly. I'm always finding my bike down there and there are lots of kids and couples walking their dogs and tennis players. It is not sketchy it feels very safe.

8 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails to escape to, and it's so close to Wichita! The Goddard Trailhead near the corner of Main St. and Santa Fe has ample parking and is near a restroom, playground, and a park with exercise equipment. Bring a hat and sunscreen - the trail lacks in shady areas.

8 months ago

Not very fun, just a concrete path thru town mostly. Not chill;):(

Except for the railroad repairs going on, it was a very peaceful hike.

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