Kansas River Trails - Trail, Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas River Trails - Trail, Lawrence, Kansas

DESCRIPTION

fast hard pack trail with roller coaster sections that are a blast.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 25, 2009]
unagidon
Weekend Warrior

As a beginner mountain bike rider, I love this trail! Good ups and downs with sharp turns to keep it interesting, and some sandy sections to keep me on my toes. I'm normally a road biker, yet was able to handle this trail without any significant difficulty.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 26, 2008]
G-RACER
Racer

This trail is a wild fast ride much like a pump track but without the huge jumps. This ride will allow you to pull some "g's" that you cannot find hardly anywhere else. You will wonder how your tires ever kept in place. Watch out because if you get so much as a few inches off the hard packed trail it becomes very loose and will pull your tire out and send you to a yard sale in a flash! I recommend you put a helmet on and kill this trail. It is way more fun fast than it is slow!! I was just down there last weekend and the trail is plenty dry to ride.

Customer Service

Only one way and watch out for joggers!! They are instructed to run the opposite way, they'll scare the crap out of you when you fly around a corner at mach 5!

Similar Products Used:

Perry lake

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 01, 2007]
Bucknbronc
Cross Country Rider

This is an update for those of you that would like to ride the Kansas River Trail. In May we had a significant amount of rain and the Kaw River flooded part of the trail beyond the 4 mile marker. The wooden bridge was pulled off the gully as a hint to avoid riding any further. I knew something was up and wanted to see it for myself. At around the five mile mark, maybe sooner, it is submerged. So unless you have a boat with you it will be impossible to contine. I took off through the woods and hiked with my bike on my shoulder for at least fifteen minutes. Needless to say it was a very muddy endevour. The trail at around the 5 1/2 mile mark or there abouts runs right next to the river and in two places the water washed the bank away. The edge was next to the trail. Due caution must be used in this area or you will be taking a swim. The rest of the trail from that point on is good.
We've had more rain and this trail seems to take weeks to dry out. So, if you're looking for fast and swoopy maybe you should look a Landhal Park in MO.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 18, 2006]
mchaines
Cross Country Rider

Fun trail for an easy ride--mostly fast, hard pack dirt, with enough bermed turns and dips to make this trail feel like a roller coaster if you keep the speed up. You can make this trail a good aerobic workout if you push yourself, but there is little in the way of technical riding or climbing. Great trail for introducing a new rider to mtn biking.

Customer Service

Clockwise!

Similar Products Used:

Clinton Lake trails

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 29, 2005]
chelboed
Cross Country Rider

I don't know how to describe my riding style though it is important to know what type of person is reviewing the trail... so... I like to bunnyhop stuff no larger than a couple feet tall. I love bustin' out table tops catching some air on the trail...riding wheelies wherever I can. Jumpin' stairs, climbing hills, bombing hills, and basically just having a good ol' time. THAT SAID...now you can decide whether you like this trail or not.(based on my style and review) I love it. There's not really any climbing to speak of. There are several little chutes and bumps to catch some air off of. I like the little log jumps.(biggest one is like 26" or so) The sand kinda annoys me now and then. There's nothing worse than carving fast corners and running into a 6-8" deep sandy corner and wiping out only to find that your whole drive train is now laying in the sand and when you begin to pedal again all you hear is this gritty noise. When you ride the trail enough, though...you remember where the sand is.

Customer Service

Start at the trail head and go counter clockwise. When in doubt, stay to the left.

Similar Products Used:

Clinton lake trails

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 25, 2004]
josephfox
Weekend Warrior

Great trail w/ a tight fast singletrack. Is as fun as you make it. Good chance to work on some speed and make sure to check out the jumps. Also look for the natural bowl around mile 4 for some nice drops.

Similar Products Used:

Clinton Lake

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 08, 2003]
Nebojsa
Cross Country Rider

I love this trail. The faster you go the more fun it gets. I am at the point now where I'll fall at least 2-3 times per lap due to speed. I need better braking system. Lately they have added a ton of sand and it's lot harder now. Not technical at all, but great for conditioning if you don't mind spining laps (about 8 miles I thik)

Customer Service

Yeah, if you get a flat walk north (away from the river), there is a levy wich you can take all the way back...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 19, 1999]
Chris

I rode these during college in 1990-1995. They were a blast fast, some quick hills and some tight sections. I'm going back June 12th 1999 with my new bike and new abilities as a racer. Update the second I get back. The great thing is when you get back to your car which is parked at the Brewery youmight as well go in for a Cyclist ale.

Customer Service

Park @ Freestate Brewery ride north across bridge cut left after bridge ride 1.5 miles or so.... the trails start on your right.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 15, 1999]
n0mad

Check out my website ( http://www.geocities.com/~kansasmtbiking/rivertrail.html )for a my perspective on this trail, with photos and very detailed directions on getting there and on picking a route.

Customer Service

Doesn't matter which direction you ride in - this trail is great!

Similar Products Used:

Clinton is even better. MTBR is amazing!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 22, 1999]
Keith Van Loo

First mile is as fun a it gets for recreational MTBers.
Trail is a 8.6 mile loop that has several good tree climbs. You should be able to hold some pretty good speed around it just be careful of the sandy spots.
This trail is worth driving to. Finish at Freestate and have lunch.

Customer Service

Park at Free State and bike across the Rivers and take the Levee Trail to the River Trail. Trail entrance is called Fnordsland and is marked. Please observe the ONE WAY TRAIL SIGN...always stay to your left and you will be fine.

Similar Products Used:

Perry is excellent but more technical than the River Trail and Landau in Blue Springs is also very good. Both trails are very well maintained. Maps available at http://members.primary.net/~oscar/mtb/index.html

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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