Explore the most popular trail running 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.

Loved all of the paved and forest trails! There is also a really awesome dog park here too!

2 days ago

Did a backpacking trip with the Boy Scout troop, very scenic trail. Definitely doesn't feel like you're in Kansas.

3 days ago

Nice trail for walking.

Great views! I loved this run.

3 days ago

Good smooth well maintained concrete path. Got a path that leads down to the river and you can enjoy some of the sandy river bank. Great for dogs.

nature trips
7 days ago

Underwhelming. It’s over before you even know it and nothing really special about it

Enjoyed the hike and views of surrounding flint hills. Not the best time of year to see prairie life as most of the prairie grass had been burned for the winter.

Fairly challenging with LOTS of hills. Good workout on a pretty, wooded trail.

mountain biking
19 days ago

Gravel biking: every mile had to cross busy roads. Some required dismount due to ropes to prevent cars on path. Large and deep gravel in some places.

Very well marked easy trail. lol bed the lake views

We parked, paid 5 bucks, took the red trail, the longest trail, it was not good for hiking at all, quite boring through the pasture . Boring will not come back

Tucked away behind the city for a nice romantic or solo walk. In spring and fall the flowers are fantastic.

22 days ago

Still a few muddy spots, but trails are mostly in good shape.

It’s the best trails ever !!

This is the best kept secret in Johnson County. Quite, clean, secluded, well maintained and well marked trails. By far my favorite trail around Olathe, DeSoto, Lenexa, Shawnee.

Stopped on our way through Kansas and got out hiking. Very little traffic the day we went. Had hoped to see some bison but not our day, hopefully next time.

Beautiful prairie and wonderful trails. We went to the (I think it’s called) “Outback Country” where there were free roaming bison. We wanted to play it safe and give the bison their space so about 10 minutes into the hike after seeing a herd of about 10-15 we turned back. We enjoyed a lot of the other trails and I would definitely go again.

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

We enjoyed this scenic trail! We were treated to two bald eagle sightings and the walk-in campsites were perfectly placed for the best views.

I really enjoyed this hike. there are a number of different trails that intersect at various points so you can choose your own adventure.

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.

Nice short walk with dog en route from Kansas City to Colorado

1 month ago

Always one of my favorite short hikes. Usually very little traffic and I almost always see a few deer.

We just came back from a two mile walk around this very nice 9 mile loop! This is easily the biggest body of water in the area, and the trails are so easy. Everything is clearly marked, and we even saw a runner with his dog at the start of the Boy Scout trail :-)

This is a very trafficked area, so don't expect a lot of privacy. We went on a Sunday at noon hoping to beat crowds and only saw a few friendly people. The further you go away from the mass of trails (and just follow the lake loop) the less people you see--but this is February. I couldn't imagine a quiet space in June or July.

This is still a great place to enjoy the water and beautiful trees!

Decent trail for casual walking

1 month ago

Easy...but very scenic with a lovely, well-kept lake and an impressive dam.

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.

1 month ago

Just did an out and back camping trip..hiked in five miles from East end and camped overlooking lake..nice scenery even in winter..trail was good exercise too.Fyi the lake was really the only water available for filtering

Great trail

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