“Wichita's first city park dedicated to singletrack.
— Andy Cramb
Don't ride when it's wet. No horses or motorized vehicles.
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
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.
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 atkssingletrack.com
Total trail length: approximately 2 miles.
History & Background
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.