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Air Capital Memorial Park

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 4.3 (28)

Wichita's first city park dedicated to singletrack.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,314' 401 m

High

1,306' 398 m

Low

23' 7 m

Up

23' 7 m

Down

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Don't ride when it's wet. No horses or motorized vehicles.

Overview

This wooded trail system consists of three loops with a total distance of 1.8 miles. Each loop has twists, turns, and technical hazards that will challenge riders of all levels. Air Cap is an official city park owned by the City of Wichita and located north of, and separate from, Pawnee Prairie Park. Helmets are required at all times. Even though this is an MTB trail, watch for walkers and runners on the trail.

Need to Know

Park Rules:
1. Bicycle helmet is required.
2. Do not use trails when wet.
3. Follow posted trail direction.
4. Stay on open trails within ACMP boundaries, DO NOT RIDE IN THE ADJACENT PARK, PAWNEE PRAIRIE PARK ACROSS THE COWSKIN CREEK.
5. Ride within skill and equipment limitations
6. Leave no trace
7. Be attentive and respect all users and creatures
8. Pedestrians to travel opposite direction of posted flow

Motorized vehicles and Horses NOT ALLOWED
Dogs allowed, city law says keep 'em on a leash.

Description

This trail is directional and any of the three loops can be ridden in any order starting with the North Loop and ending with the North Loop. The North Loop is the easiest, a great introduction to singletrack. This trail can be ridden as one loop, or can feed into the West Loop using the West Crossover. The West Loop is an intermediate ride; a wooded trail with small obstacles leftover construction debris when Harry street was torn out. The West Loop can be ridden continuously or it will feed into the East Loop or back into the North Loop using the East Crossover. If you ride into the East Loop, you'll find a truly unique experience, riding over the construction debris of when Harry street was torn out years ago.

Trail riding, running and hiking are hazardous sports These trails have been designed for off-road bicycling and pedestrian use at all experience levels. Proceed at your own risk. Dismount bicycle and avoid hazardous conditions. Do not alter existing trails in any way. Report maintenance needs to Kansas Singletrack Society at kssingletrack.com

Total trail length: approximately 2 miles.

History & Background

Park History:
This small park acquired in 1966 is now part of Pawnee Prairie Park. It was the former site of a B-47 Stratojet that was manufactured in Wichita in 1956, and upon its decommission from active service, was donated to the City of Wichita in 1965 and subsequently erected on a pedestal in 1969.

In October, 1987, the City and McConnell Air Force Base entered into a joint project to refurbish and rededicate the B-47. In November 1987, the City Commission adopted a Resolution revesting title to the B-47 Stratojet with McConnell Air Force Base and providing for its relocation to the base.

Contacts

Shared By:

Andy Cramb with improvements by John Rankin

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  4.3 from 28 votes

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Photos

This hill is at the end of the East Loop.
May 8, 2015 near Goddard, KS
small climb on the side of the rail bed.
May 8, 2015 near Goddard, KS
The West Loop is a good starter trail for kids!
Mar 24, 2019 near Goddard, KS
Small Railroad tie bridge over the construction debris
May 8, 2015 near Goddard, KS
Opening Ceremony at Air Capital Memorial Singletrack Trails, right after the ribbon cutting.
Apr 20, 2015 near Goddard, KS
Rider at the Air Capital Memorial Park
Apr 20, 2015 near Goddard, KS

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Nov 22, 2022
Dylan Standfast
Aug 6, 2022
Oliver DuBois
May 30, 2022
Nate Hendricks
11h 35m
Oct 3, 2021
Todd Hansen
I was worried it might be a little damp still but it was perfect trail conditions. 8mi — 1h 10m
Jul 30, 2021
Ali Kapadia
Mar 15, 2021
Kendrick Holland
It's fun but you need to wear a helmet for sure lots of rocks to hit your head on 20mi — 1h 30m
Mar 8, 2021
Chad Brown
Aug 23, 2020
Charles Grammer