The trail goes through some less than reputable neighborhoods. Riding only during the day is recommended.
The trail begins at the historic Brown vs. Board of Education building near downtown Topeka. From there it proceeds south on a paved path down to 45th Street. From there the trail continues unpaved past Forbes Field to the Berryton Post Office. Be on the lookout for horseback riders on the trail past 45th Street. The trail was originally intended to link up with the Flint Hills Nature Trail, but a significant portion of the route south of Berryton has allegedly reverted to private property.