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Linear Park Trails

Average Rating:    (3.84 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 19

Hard packed dirt with a few dips and jumps. A place that you can ride very fast since most of it is very smooth.
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Latitude
39.183611
Longitude
-96.571389
Trail Directions
Take Highway 24 east out of Manhattan. Right before the bridge over the River is a turnoff to the right. Park your car and follow the paved trail to the south. You can't miss the start.
Trail Length
2.4 miles one way
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Manhattan
   


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Review Date
July 30, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ColeSJ ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Linear Trail isn't really a mountain bike trail, but the trail just off of Linear, known as Manhattan River Trail (MRT) is the singletrack responsible for all these previous reviews.

I ride this trail almost daily during mountain bike season. It's extremely smooth, flowy, fast, and has a small playground/jump area about halfway through (although recently some kids 'modified' the jumps and have completely ruined them, I'm working on making them how they used to be -- way better than they are currently.) Toward the back half of the trail, there's a fun ladder to ride across, followed by some rocky and rooty technical stuff. There are some awesome ravines throughout the trail that you drop in and out of, and you can really get some speed going. The faster you go on this trail, the more fun it is. If you live in Manhattan or are just passing through, this is a fun trail to hit once or daily. Highly recommended.

Recommended Route:
Start in the parking lot off of Hwy 24 directly before the river bridge. Follow the sidewalk from the parking lot under the train bridge and come up on two entries. The left entry has a fun table top jump about .25-.5 miles in, and the right has some flowy turns to start off. I prefer the left route but do take both just to switch it up. There is no wrong direction.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For some air and awesome drop-ins, try the Spillway Cycle Area. Also heard there was a singletrack out there, haven't found it yet. Watch out for ATVs and such.

Fancy Creek Trail, about 20 miles away, is the closest thing to Colorado mountain biking you can find in Kansas. Lots of technicality, climbs, trees, and awesome landscape. PACK EXTRA TUBES. Great for a weekend ride when you have a little extra time but not enough to travel 4+ hours.



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Review Date
July 6, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Albreezy328 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oJPzSR_cdU
The above link is a 3 minute video of my 2nd day on the trail. So far it is my favorite trail in the Manhattan area. The trail has a very wide range of features over the 6+ miles. Sharp turns, log jumps, rocks, and some quick descents and climbs. There is a small "terrain park" near the beginning with a few jumps and there is also some wooden bridges. Each time I've gone I came home with quite a few bug bites, so I highly recommend bug spray. Most of the ride is also under shade.

Recommended Route:
http://maps.google.com/maps/myplaces?hl=en&ctz=300&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&ie=UTF8&z=4&num=10

The above link is a GPS-mapping of my route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fancy Creek State Park
Washington Marlatt Memorial Park



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Review Date
March 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ryandoobs ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The River Trails that you can access from the linear trail are a blast. I recently discovered them a few weeks ago and have had a good time riding them. I have been told that there were new trails expanded recently but I just discovered the trail so I don't know how much was there before I started riding it.
The trail is fairly easy and fun. My lesser experienced friends found some challenge in the trails but they weren't too difficult for them to ride safely. On one of the rides my friend with a bmx bike, bald tires and a loose front sprocket had no trouble at all making it through the trails.
The trail follows the Kansas River and Blue River. Mostly single track with logs and a few rocks. Theres a few jumps throughout and a small "terrain park" area.

Recommended Route:
The Linear Trail has a smooth trail that consists of gravel/dirt and paved surfaces. Head east on the linear trail from S. Manhattan and Pottawatomie ave. This part of the trail is a smooth ride and is shared with joggers and dogs. You can also access the trail from



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Review Date
February 16, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ckcoolic ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trail. Mostly moist clay with great tracktion, although there are some spots with dry sandy turns. Variety of obstacles along the route gives allows you to choose your own difficulty. Trail recieves regular maintenance from the local community.

Strengths: Obstacles along the trail allow you to choose your own adventure. Trails mantained.

Weakness: Way too short! Smells like poop. Lots of trash from local college partiers. Spider webs everywhere.

Recommended Route:
Only one loop but optional obstacles along route give variety.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fancy Creek. (too many rocks) This part of the country could use more trials.



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Review Date
March 18, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: GreenLightGo ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great little trail, it's not so challenging that a novice would be scared off, yet it's got enough nuances and diversions for a good time. There are two bowls with ramps for the free riders, the single track needs some maintenance, but for mid-March, was good enough for quick blasts back and forth.

One or two weekends and this single track will be outstanding. I measured it as 1.8 miles on my GPS, but out and back twice and you'll hardly notice that an hour has passed. In the Junction City/Manhattan area, this is the most fun single track I have found so far.

My only wish is that it were about 3-4 times longer.

Recommended Route:
Directions in the first review are spot on. From the gravel parking lot, go to the right on the paved trail (which is south). About 100ft from the parking lot, the single track begins on the left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Eagle Trail at Milford Lake



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