Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Manhattan area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas map area

Manhattan, Kansas

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City Park Trail

Frank Anneberg Park Trail

Konza Prairie Nature Trail

Linear Park Trail

Northeast Community Park Trail



Manhattan is located in northeastern Kansas, 50 miles west of Topeka. The city is situated in the Flint Hills region and sits at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Big Blue River. Manhattan is the home of the Kansas State University. Tuttle Creek Lake and Tuttle Creek State Park are located north of the city.

Manhattan, Kansas, has a number of recreational trails for walking, bike riding, enjoying the outdoors and communing to work and school.

Linear Park Trail

The Linear Park Trail is a 8-mile long unpaved pathway that is located on the south side of Manhattan. Most of the trail has a surface of crushed limestone, but there are some sections that are paved.

The western end of the Linear Park Trail is located at Anderson Avenue,1/4 mile west of Highway 113. The trail then heads to the south and tucks under Highway 113 and then under Fort Riley Boulevard. The trail then follows alongside Wildcat Creek for a little over a mile. At S. Manhattan Avenue, the trail leaves the creek and wraps around the southern edge of the city. There is an underpass for crossing Pillsbury Drive near the Flint Hills Discovery Center and the Union Pacific Train Depot.

The Linear Park Trail then heads along the banks of the Kansas River and the Big Blue River. It crosses under Highway 24 and heads back toward the city. Northeast Community Park is located in this area and the park has a nice wide unpaved trail around the perimeter and a connector trail to the Linear Park Trail.

The east end of the Linear Park Trail is located at Casement Road and Hayes Drive.

Konza Prairie Walking Trails

The Konza Prairie Biological Station is a 3,487 hectare native tallgrass prairie preserve located 5 miles south of Manhattan. This area is jointly owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University. There are unpaved walking trails for getting some exercise and experiencing the natural beauty of this area. Dogs, bike riding and horses are not permitted on the trails.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails for bike riding and walking in Manhattan, Kansas.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Kansas

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Kansas.