Over 27 rail-trails are either completed or partially completed and 13 are undeveloped.
In fact, 565 miles are completed and 273 miles are under development or planned. The
goal is to link these together into an inter-connected system. This will involve utilizing
both out-of-service rail lines and building connecting paths within highway rights-of-way.
By mid-century, it’s very possible that trail users will be able to bicycle safely on trails
all the way from Topeka to Wichita. Also, it may be possible to travel on trails from
Kansas City, MO west to Lindsborg in Central Kansas or to Wichita via rail-trails.
To learn more about the progress being made on rails-to-trails in Kansas go to: