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

Our go to trail for our sat hikes. There are 16% and 18% grades on the trail.
Great for getting ready for a good backpack trip.
We start at the trailhead and then go to the bridge after the portable potty on the other side of the hill. Then we turn around and do the hills again.

About as good as any and better than most for a workout.

Very well kept trail, good place to condition for backpacking.

Fun trail. My only criticism is the trail markers. They aren’t very specific to which trail you’re on, so if I hadn’t been mapping my hike with the all trails app I probably would have wandered off onto a different trail by mistake, possibly lengthening my hike by several miles. This was the case with a family I came across on the trail. Fortunately I was able to help them but they were headed in the completely wrong direction when they were trying to get back to their vehicle. I think if the trail markers said specifically which trail they were for it would be helpful.

A good hike that is surprisingly rural for how close you are to the suburbs. The hike down the dam is somewhat steep, but then the main loop is lots of flat fields.

On hot days, the sun could get rough. There are scattered groves of trees you go through (one has the crumbling remains of a stone building), but they are probably less than 30% of the trail.

Tons of birds, and if you want to explore close to Mill Creek on the West side you'll probably spot turtles and frogs. The train goes right by the creek every 20 minutes or so.

trail running
4 months ago

Nice trail. Lots of people on a nice day though.

Used this trail for training for backpacking. Good trail not much elevation change.

Longest of the trails at smp. Nice hike. Rocky but not difficult.

Great trail

Very nice trail for hiking. Suggest hiking shoes as it is rocky in parts.

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