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Anneberg Park Perimeter Trail
Partially wooded and half-shaded 1.6 mile loop around Anneberg Park, Jerry Dishman Lake and Twin Oaks Complex. Trail parallels Wildcat Creek on the southern portion. Primarily flat for walks/runs, with about half of the trail on paved surface, the remainder on crushed rock.
Bluemont Scenic Overlook
To achieve the full hiking experience, 20-acre Goodnow Park should be the trail origin at 4th and Thurston streets, just south of Manhattan Country Club. Short hike but includes sharp incline intervals and some moderate terrain changes. Takes about 15 minutes to ascend the hill and reach Manhattan lettering on Bluemont Hill, which overlooks the city's east side. Enjoy the view!
CiCo Park Trail
One-sixth mile flat route that parallels Avery Avenue on the western perimeter of the park, stretching from Dickens Avenue (south) to Kimball Avenue (north).
This route encircles City Park, one-quarter mile on each leg of the circuit, surrounded by Fremont (north), 11th Street (east), Poyntz Avenue (south) and 14th Street (west) to total one mile. Plenty of joggers/walkers on this trail with primarily wide paths. Entire route is paved.
Set upon 110 acres split between city and county use of riverfront property, Fairmont includes a trail that circles the park and is devoted to walking and biking.
Konza Prairie Trail
Three trails comprise the established hiking options at Konza Prairie with distances of 1.4, 4.5 and 6 miles. A $2 trail fee is requested, and the trail is for hiking only. Access from Manhattan via McDowell Creek Road, and drive south 8 miles. No bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs permitted. Pets are also prohibited.
Located just west of CiCo Park on Kimball Avenue, paved trail stretches along the eastern edge of Colbert Hills Golf Course and continues just beyond Kauffman Drive, at which point the paved trail transitions to natural hiking area. Few steep inclines included. For hikers that pick up the trail at Kimball and proceed north, the one-mile trail intersects with Washington Marlatt Park on the city's northern edge. Five trail options will lead hikers to Marlatt Avenue, just west of Seth Child Road.
Northeast Community Park Trail
Two-mile walking trail encircles the 79-acre park, just south of Big Blue River, one mile north of HIghway 24, accessible via Allen Road/Knox Lane off Tuttle Creek Boulevard.
Hikers-bikers follow a picturesque path from Anneberg Park back to Manhattan’s east side and the Northeast Community Park along Knox Lane (9.5 miles). For more information, download a
map of the Linear Park Trail
Randolph State Park
The trails at Randolph State Park cover 200 acres, including camping areas. The trail loops at Carnahan Park are 5 and 8 miles in length and offer dramatic scenery of the lake. For more information, download the
Tuttle Creek State Park map
Warner Park trails
A number of trails exist within the large 82-acre Warner Park, including a trail known as "Eight Weeks Trail" that was developed by the Park Conservation Crew on the west side of the park. Under construction on the southeast edges of the park is a trail that matches the path of a Fort Riley-Fort Leavenworth trail used by the U.S. Cavalry.
Washington Marlatt Park trails
About a half-dozen trail options exist within Marlatt Park, and two more trails lead to Top of the World scenic overlook off of Seth Child Road/Highway 113.
Western Heritage Trail
1.5 mile trail follows the Big Blue River from Rocky Ford camping area at Tuttle Creek Park to Dyers Road bridge.
BIg Blue River Trail
Access point for this mountain bike trail is the U.S. Highway 24-Blue River trailhead off the west bank of the Big Blue River. Head south on Linear Trail for about 75 yards, and the trail proceeds for 5.5 miles along the river. Packed surface through wooded area with switchbacks, drops, some jumps and challenging obstacles along the way.
Fancy Creek State Park
Fancy Creek State Park at Tuttle Creek Lake offers 4.5 miles of challenging terrain and is one of Kansas’ best mountain bike trails.
Bike trail of 16.4 miles that utilizes a good portion of the Linear Trail, starts near CiCo Park and winds around the city in a counter-clockwise fashion to finish near Frank Bergman Elementary School.
Linear trail will take hikers and bikers along a picturesque path from Anneberg Park, back to the city's east side and the Northeast Community Park along Knox Lane.
Spillway Cycle Area
Tuttle Creek ORV Area
Tuttle Creek Lake currently has two separate horse trails on the east side of the lake. Horse lovers enjoy a ride on the equestrian trails in Randolph State Park or Carnahan Park.
Randolph State Park
The trails at Randolph State Park cover 200 acres, including camping areas. The trail loops at Carnahan Park are 5 and 8 miles in length and offer dramatic scenery of the lake.
Tuttle Creek State Park map
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