Menningers - Trail, Topeka, Kansas

Menningers - Trail, Topeka, Kansas

DESCRIPTION

Some wide hiking & biking trails, mixed with some single track some longer climbs ( for KS ) 2 or 3 . Still some, maybe 25 to 30% that will test a sport class rider

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 10, 2012]
rynoman03
Weekend Warrior

Fast flowing single track with some double track trails. Some good climbs and some really good downhill action with sharp switchback trails that keep you on your toes. Alot of rooty hills and trees to ride over and through with some wood plank bridges to boot. If you like drop-ins there are quite a few of them on the outer edges of the wooded area's as well.

Customer Service

From the circle drive to the west of the Mansion at Cedar Crest take the trail north and ride to the right. Then follow around toward the river. It has alot of technical skill type things to ride. Then take the red trail if you want some adventure. There is so many trails at this place you can really just spend all day there riding and taking different routes.

Similar Products Used:

Dornwood Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 25, 2010]
ArmorOfGod
Cross Country Rider

Trail has by far satisfied my arobic tastes. Some long climbs and twists and turns. I like them as a good "keep on your toes" trail that suites many tastes. Theres are trails that are easy and trails that are difficult. Most are the same basically moderate effort ascending up to have fun descending down. The lower red trail (closest to the train tracks) seems to take forever to get dry after a rain. See how you feel about the blue trail before you take the red. Red trail is basically what you take after you've grown bored of the Blue and want more of a rush.

Customer Service

Red trail hits the adreneline to my tastes. Start at the parking lot, take the dirt single track into the woods and have a blast.

Similar Products Used:

Lawrence River Trail

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 11, 2008]
JasonPuett
Weekend Warrior

This is a great trail for everyone, there is trails that fit everyone's riding capabilities. During the spring, summer, and fall there is a lot of people on the main loop of the trail (walkers). This trail is now referred to as MacLennan Park, since it has been adopted by the Kansas Trails Council, who has closed some worn trails and established new off shoots. This is used for the Sunflower State Games for the mountain bike races every year. Lots of terrain and scenery change, one part of the park you are in dense brush and trees, other areas you are surrounded by cedar trees(why the Govenor's mansion is called Cedar Crest), and when you are at the top of some of the bluffs, your eyes are blown away by the views of the river and surrounding area. Rolling meadows surround the timber and enclose the park to remind you yes Dorthy, this is Kansas.

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Perry Biking Trail, Lake Perry State Park
Lawrence River Trail, Lawrence, Kansas
Clinton Lake Trail, Clinton Lake State Park

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 29, 2005]
chelboed
Cross Country Rider

This trail has a little bit of everything. Open double track, tight singletrack, rolling singletrack, rocky singletrack, a service road that cuts it in half, and you can even visit the "tick farm" all the way down by the river. I have been pretty upset with it lately, because I get off work around 4:30 p.m. and I still run into HUGE/BURLEY spider webs. I guess there aren't any more morning or day riders that can clean those things off for me by the time I get there.

Customer Service

There's a pretty rocky climb on the back side that still kicks my butt, so I like to start out down by the highway parking lot taking the gravel road on the left all the way up to the top and decend down the back side to the service road. You can then either take the service road up to the top and out or cross over it to more singletrack loops and climb up to a 3-way crossing. If you go left, you climb up to the Governer's mansion, go right and climb all the way back up to the gravel where you started.

Similar Products Used:

Dornwood or Perry

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 30, 1999]
Bob Juillerat

Rode once a week when living in area. Pretty good trails. Nothing too difficult for intermediate or advanced riders. Trail varies from wide and easy to somewhat more difficult. Stays muddy in low area for quite some time after rains.

Similar Products Used:

Dornwood Park, Topeka

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 07, 1999]
B.A.

I rode this on the same day I rode Shunga Creek. From what I can tell, it is better. What I found was some wide double track and several singletrack spur trails. I came in on a service road that is to the west of the entrance near the Menningers campus. (What is that place anyway?)It was actually a fast and fun downhill that lasted for quite some time. The singletrack spurs were nearly unrideable due to brush and spiderwebs. There is obviously little maintenence going on here. I would recommend riding it in fall or winter when the vegatation has died down a little.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 31, 1999]
Jesse

Rode this trail every week when I lived in Topeka. Used to ride to the trail, ride a loop, and then ride home. I concur with the last reviewer; the spiderwebs are really nasty in the summer. Spring and fall are the best times to ride.

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Perry lake

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 22, 2002]
Nate

for the area it has a long up and down hill to get those cranks spining not a bad area but short on the trail mileage it is often crowed with walkers and runners so be aware of them not bad but no award wining trail either

Customer Service

go through a few times taking a different turn or two each time- about any of it

Similar Products Used:

dornwood- not the best part of town but its fast and fun

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
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