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Shawnee Mission Park

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (32) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A tour of the main trails in the park - a mix of flowy and more advanced riding.


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8.7

Miles

13.9

KM

100%

Singletrack

990' 302 m

High

855' 261 m

Low

542' 165 m

Up

543' 166 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

This is multi-use trail so be mindful of hikers and runners. Horses and motorized vehicles not allowed.

Entrances are gated. The trails are closed during wet conditions.

Overview

The trails at Shawnee Mission Park have something to offer just about everyone, from beginner to advanced. There are sections of each trail that offer good flow and there are sections that will test your technical skills. From fast and smooth to rock gardens, and throw in some climbing.

Need to Know

These trails are gated and are closed during wet conditions. Trail status can be found on forums.earthriders.com or by calling the hotline: 913-312-8833, but the gates are the deciding factor for open/closed status.

For a printed trail map of the area, visit: jcprd.com/park_admin/pdf/sm…

Description

There are 3 official, gated entrances, all North of the road that parallels the lake. One is across from the marina parking lot next to the tennis courts. One is mid-way to the dam and the last one is at the dam near the Northwest corner of the lake.

This ride as mapped, starts at the entrance by the tennis courts. Start out on the Orange Trail. This trail began as a beginner loop, fast and flowy with very few obstacles. Over time the rocks and roots have found their way to the surface creating a little more challenging ride than what can be classified as "beginner". It is still considered the most beginner-friendly trail of the three at Shawnee Mission Park.

Next, continue onto a short section of the Violet Trail, heading north, before branching onto the Red Trail. The Red Trail offers a great mixture of flow, technical and climbing. Its difficulty level isn't high but it will test your fitness.

Finally, as you loop back down to the south, Red Trail will hook back up with the section of the Violet Trail that you haven't ridden yet. This loop is rocky and technical by design. It is very rugged trail and will challenge experienced riders.

Ride this around to where it connects back with the Orange Trail, and follow a short section of that trail back to where you started.

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Damon Turner

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Popular ride!
Apr 28, 2015 near Edwards…, KS
Easy Goin'
Apr 28, 2015 near Edwards…, KS
North end of the Orange Trail
Apr 28, 2015 near Edwards…, KS
Smooth Section - Lots of speed
Apr 28, 2015 near Edwards…, KS
Singletrack on Red Trail
Oct 24, 2013 near Edwards…, KS
One stump to jump
Apr 28, 2015 near Edwards…, KS

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Apr 6, 2021
Todd Wadd
Orange easy, Red is rocky and rooty, serious stuff for me in spots, walked what I considered too much, intermediates bring a friend. — 1h 30m
Mar 28, 2021
Connor Henrie
Chunky riding, felt like riding Denver trails at times. Red loop is way more fun clockwise so you get the fast flowy downhill. 6mi — 1h 15m
Dec 5, 2020
Moe Estrada
Jul 14, 2019
Tom Pacer
Apr 13, 2019
Gus Oppeau
Super fun, slightly technical trail for beginners (aka me)
Sep 3, 2018
Doug Carlson
Mar 9, 2018
Matt Obie
Dry. Rocky. Difficult trail, not well maintained. If you bike, prepare to walk sections to not die. 7.5mi
Jun 6, 2017
Cliff Walker