Gary L. Haller Trail

The Gary L. Haller Trail within the Mill Creek Streamway Park, starting in Olathe and continuing north through Lenexa and Shawnee, is one of the more scenic and well used multi-use trails in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

photo: View from above trail. Photo by Bill Maasen. Type: Greenway, Nature Trail, Urban Trail
Length: 17.50 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Mill Creek Streamway Park, just west of Interstate 435 and Interstate 35, Olathe, Kansas, Mill Creek west of Shawnee and Lenexa, connects Kansas River south past
Streamway Park KS Shawnee Mission Park to Mahaffie House.

States: Kansas
Counties: Johnson
Latitude: 38.98036   Longitude: -94.81018

Wilder Access- west of I-435 on Wilder Dr. at 19425 Wilder Dr. Shawnee, KS 66218
Barker Access- west of I-435 & north of Shawnee Mission Pkwy at 5946 Barker Rd. Shawnee, KS 66218
Midland Access- west of I-435 & south of Shawnee Mission Pkwy at 19405 Midland Dr., Shawnee KS 66218
Shawnee Mission Park- across from Shelter 8
87th Lane Access- Woodland and 87th Lane at 19803 W. 87th Ln., Lenexa, KS 66220
Prairie Star Access-west of I-435 on 95th Street at 18459 Prairie Star Pkwy. Lenexa, KS 66220
Northwood Trails Access- south of College Blvd. and west of Ridgeview at 11344 S. Millview Rd. Olathe, KS 66061
Northgate Access- west of I-35 and south of 119th St. at 1700 Northgate St., Olathe, KS 66061

Description

In 2000, following the completion of the final two phases of the 17-plus mile trail funded with assistance from the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), a community celebration was held recognizing the significant accomplishment of completing the longest continuous trail in Johnson County. The celebration was well attended by politicians, public servants and citizens demonstrating their appreciation for the facility. The completed facility has eight (8) public access locations with a variety of amenities, including restrooms, water fountains, play structures, shelter houses, bicycle parking and signage. The completion of the trail was recognized as a “Millennium Trail” by the White House Millennium Council.



When the Streamway Parks System was first proposed in 1980, the trails and greenways were to act as the backbone of an inter-connected system of trails that connect residential units to places of employment, parks, schools, churches and shopping areas. In order for this concept to become reality, local units of government were to adopt the plans developed by the District and to coordinate development surrounding the trail. This has definitely been the case with the three cities bisected by the Mill Creek Streamway Park. The Cities of Olathe, Lenexa and Shawnee have all built trails linking into the larger valley and thereby connecting its residents to a lengthy system of trails, fulfilling the original mission of the plan.

Additional Details

Width: 108 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Concrete

Average Grade: %
Elevation Low Point: 740
Elevation High Point: 975
Year Designated: 2010

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Gary Haller Trail web page from American Trails

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Bill Maasen
Superintendent of Parks and Golf Courses
Johnson County Park and Recreation District
7904 Renner Road
Shawnee Mission , KS 66219
(913) 894-3340
bill.maasen@jocogov.org
http://www.jcprd.com/

 

Photos

Trail art. Photo by Bill Maasen.

Trail art. Photo by Bill Maasen.

 

 Photo by Bill Maasen.

Photo by Bill Maasen.

Bike tunnel. Photo by Bill Maasen.

Bike tunnel. Photo by Bill Maasen.

 

Frozen creek and bridge. Photo by Bill Maasen.

Frozen creek and bridge. Photo by Bill Maasen.

Prairie Star access. Photo by Bill Maasen.

Prairie Star access. Photo by Bill Maasen.

 

Tunnel trail. Photo by Bill Maasen.

Tunnel trail. Photo by Bill Maasen.

View from above trail. Photo by Bill Maasen.

View from above trail. Photo by Bill Maasen.

 

Wetland area. Photo by Bill Maasen.

Wetland area. Photo by Bill Maasen.

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