April 12, 2018 by Cassy Rohr
Spring has finally sprung in the ICT! It’s now time to dust off your helmets, oil your chains, gather your friends and make plans to explore these Wichita area bike paths and trails!
Located west of Wichita, running between south 295th Street in Garden Plain and south Maize Road, Prairie Sunset Bike Trail is a relatively straight path that will take you through open and wooded corridors and travels through farmland embellished by creeks and ponds.
Parking is available at the Garden Plain Park in Garden Plain. In Goddard, there’s a small parking lot near the trail along West Santa Fe Street near North Main Street. There are also restrooms and drinking fountains. Parking is also available at 1600 S 111th Street West.
Prairie Sunset Bike Trail ends at South Maize Road and 295th Street in Garden Plain.
The Arkansas River Bike Path is Wichita’s most popular multi-use trail which takes you through the heart of Downtown Wichita! This trail also offers access to parks, adjoining trails and the Sedgwick County Zoo!
Parking for and access to the Arkansas River Bike Path is available in many places including off 21st Street, at the Westside Athletic Fields, Exploration Place, Cowtown Museum, along Mclean Boulevard, South of Harry Street and O.J. Watson Park which is located at 3022 South McLean Boulevard in Wichita.
The Arkansas River Bike Path ends at 21st Street North and Galena Street in Wichita.
The Sedgwick County Zoo and Park Path offer several different trails throughout the Sedgwick County Park and around the perimeter of the Sedgwick County Zoo. The trail system makes for a peaceful and traffic-free excursion featuring small lakes, a scenic creek and meadows.
Parking is available at the Sedgwick County Zoo which is located at 5555 West Zoo Boulevard in Wichita. Parking is also available at the ball fields off 13th Street and Ridge Road in Wichita.
The Sedgwick County Zoo and Park Path ends at Sedgwick County Zoo and Sedgwick County Park.
The K-96 Bike Path runs along the K-96 bypass, from the intersection of 127th Street East and Central Avenue to North Oliver Avenue. The McAdams Bike Path now connects the K-96 Bike Path and the Canal Hike and Bike Trail.
Parking for the K-96 Bike Path is available at Chisholm Creek Park off North Oliver Avenue in Wichita.
The K-96 Bike Path ends at either, 127th Street East and Central Avenue or at the McAdams Bike Path at North Oliver Avenue in Wichita.
The Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail follows the banks of the Arkansas River and the Cow Creek in Hutchinson. The trail provides useful connections to residential and commercial areas, as well as Carey and Rice Parks which offers recreation amenities and restrooms.
There is parking available for the Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Trail at Rice Park, which is accessible from both Swarens Street and Hendricks Street in Hutchinson.
The Jim P. Martinez Sunflower Bike Trail ends at Rice Park on Hendricks Street and Carey Park just west of US HWY 50 in Hutchinson.
The Gypsum Creek Bike Path runs alongside its namesake creek between Towne East Square at Douglas and Turnpike Drive. Gypsum Creek Bike Path allows access to parks, shopping and restaurants!
Parking is available at Towne East Square and Cessna Park, which is located at Mt. Vernon Street west of Woodlawn Street.
The Gypsum Creek Bike Path ends at Turnpike Drive at East Colfax Street and Towne East Square in Wichita.
The McAdams Bike Path provides an important connection between the K-96 Bicycle Path and the Canal Hike and Bike Trail. Collectively, these trails provide a continuous loop through east Wichita neighborhoods and workplaces. Along the way enjoy the scenery of McAdams Park, Grove Park and Chisholm Creek Park.
Parking is available at McAdams Park, located at 1329 East 13th Street North, Grove Park located at 2801 North Grove and Chisholm Creek Park located at 3228 North Oliver in Wichita.
McAdams Bike Path ends at the Canal Hike and Bike Trail located at East 17th Street North and K-96 Bicycle Path on North Oliver Avenue in Wichita.
The Canal Hike and Bike Trail runs underneath and alongside the I-135 Canal Route. While this trail offers several picnic and recreational opportunities, we recommend this trail for experienced riders. The trail begins at McAdams Park, located at East 17th Street North, and connects to the McAdams Bike Path. The trials continues east, eventually meeting the K-96 Bike Path at North Oliver Avenue. Combined, these paths create one of the longest rides in Wichita.
Canal Hike and Bike Trail parking is available at Linwood Park on South Kansas Street and McAdams Park on East 14th Street North in Wichita.
Canal Hike and Bike Trail ends at McAdams Bike Path located at East 17th Street North and Stafford Street or at South Swan Avenue in Wichita.
The Haysville Hike and Bike Path is a system of multi-use trails and side paths that run along grassy areas and meanders along the Cowskin Creek. Located in the Wichita suburb of Haysville, the paths connect several parks, businesses and schools.
Parking for the Haysville Hike and Bike Path is available at Riggs Park on Park Drive in Haysville.
The Haysville Hike and Bike Path ends at West Grand Avenue and West 71st Street South in Haysville or at North Mimosa Drive and East Dirck Street in Haysville.
Located in northeast Wichita and built along the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail corridor, the Redbud Bike Trail passes city parks, employment hubs and Wichita State University campus. There are future plans for the Redbud Bike Trail to be extended to 11 miles.
Parking can be found in nearby Fairmount Park which is located at 1647 North Yale in Wichita.
The Redbud Bike Trail ends at Oliver Avenue and East 17th Street North or at I-135 West of North Minneapolis Street in Wichita.
The Midtown Bike Path is a short path that cuts diagonally across Wichita’s Midtown neighborhood on what was once a Missouri Pacific Railroad corridor. Enjoy the scenery of Victorian-style lighting, benches, brick columns, steel archways, landscaped gardens and a plaza in Otis Park designed to resemble a railroad turntable. This path connects with the Arkansas River Bike Path by crossing the Arkansas River along Central Avenue.
Parking for the Midtown Bike Path can be found on neighborhood streets along the trail’s route.
The Midtown Bike Path ends at North Broadway Street and East 15th Street or at North Wichita Street and West Central Avenue in Wichita.
The Zoo Boulevard Bike Path runs along Zoo Boulevard for 1.5 miles between Windmill Road and Central Avenue, where the trail heads east to the Arkansas River, joining the Arkansas River Bike Path.
Parking is available at the Sedgwick County Zoo which is located at 5555 West Zoo Boulevard, Wichita.
The Zoo Boulevard Bike Path ends at the Sedgwick County Zoo which is located at 5555 West Zoo Boulevard in Wichita. Another end point is at the Arkansas River Bike Path which begins at McLean Boulevard and Central Avenue.
The Augusta Pedestrian & Bike Path is nestled along the eastern shore of the Augusta Lake. The path connects residences to Garvin and Robert Shryock Parks.
Parking for the Augusta Pedestrian & Bicycle Path is available at Garvin Park off Washington Lane and at Robert Shryock Park at Augusta City Lake.
The Augusta Pedestrian & Bike Path ends at Garvin Park off Washington Lane and Robert Shryock Park at Augusta City Lake.
Don’t own a bike? Bike Share ICT is Wichita’s very own bike transportation system that is affordably priced and app based. Click HERE to download the Zapster app, where you can purchase Bike Share ICT passes, unlock a bike and enjoy a ride through Wichita! There are multiple locations throughout the Downtown Wichita area and at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Click HERE to view all locations, pricing and discover more about how Bike Share ICT works!