Shawnee Mission Park, Kansas City/Overland Park

Directions: From I-435 North in Kansas (I-435 loops entirely around Kansas City area, and is about 1/2 in Missouri) follow to 87th St exit.  Go back over overpass, and take first left, following down about 3/4 mile to near-dead-end.  Park parking is to the left.

Trail Information: Beautiful asphalt-paved trail, with 1/2 mile interval markers, about 15-20 miles in length!!!  Lots of benches off path for rest.  In forested area, but has many clearings.  Well-maintained, also follows along a running creek bed, train tracks, and all kinds of hills!!!  The best one around, great for walkers, hikers, bikers, and runners!  Even rollerblading!  Has oversized (for changing clothes) Port-a-John at parking area.

Paul Sidwell