MTnBikeTrails

Mountain Bike Trails Around Manhattan

Linear Trail
Difficulty: Beginner
Trail: 8-mile multi-use recreation/exercise trail
Directions: multiple access points to the trail, including Casement Rd., Blue River Bridge, South Manhattan Ave., Clarion Inn, West Anderson Fire Station
Facilities: none

Manhattan River Trails
Difficulty: Beginner – Advanced
Trail: 2-4 miles smooth singletrack with “North Shore” style stunts, ladders and bridges
Directions:
From intersection of Bluemont Ave. and Tuttle Creek Blvd, go south on Tuttle Creek Blvd to Hwy 24. East on Hwy 24 to Blue River Bridge. Turn south into the boat ramp parking lot just before the bridge. Ride under the railroad bridge; the trailhead is on the east side of the Linear Trail.
Facilities: none
Caution: This trail is continually changing; always be alert for trail changes/modifications.

Spillway Cycle Area, a.k.a. “The Bowls”
Difficulty: Moderate – Advanced
Trail: Technical singletrack, Bowls feature several jumps and drop-ins
Directions:
From intersection of Bluemont Ave. and Tuttle Creek Blvd., go north on Tuttle Creek Blvd. to Hwy 13. East on Hwy 13 across Tuttle Creek Dam and Spillway. Turn South just after spillway onto Dyer Rd. for ½ mile. Turn back west at sign for Spillway Cycle Area.
Facilities: restrooms
Caution: This is a designated ATV area. Use caution when ATVs are present.

Carnahan Creek
Difficulty: Moderate – Advanced
Trail: 5-6 miles technical singletrack with good climbs and descents
Directions:
From intersection of Bluemont Ave. and Tuttle Creek Blvd., go north on Tuttle Creek Blvd to Hwy 13. East on Hwy 13 across Tuttle Creek Dam and Spillway for 5-6 miles. Turn north on Carnahan Rd. for about 5 miles. Turn back west at sign for Carnahan State Park on Park Rd. for 1 mile. Trailhead is near the newer restroom facilities.
Facilities: camping, restrooms
Caution: This trail is designated for equestrian use. Always yield to horses to prevent spooking.

Tuttle Creek ORV Area
Difficulty: Advanced
Trail: 10+ miles of technical trails of various types with good climbs and descents and many drop-ins
Directions:
From intersection of Bluemont Ave. and Tuttle Creek Blvd., go north on Tuttle Creek Blvd. (Hwy 24/Hwy 77) to just before Randolph (~22 miles). Go east on Riley County Road 893 for ½ mile. East on Secrest Rd. at ORV sign for 2 miles. Trailheads surround main parking area.
Facilities: restrooms
Caution: This is a designated ORV and ATV area. Be aware that this area is constantly changing.

Fancy Creek State Park
Difficulty: Moderate – Advanced
Trail: 4-5 miles singletrack with many short climbs and descents
Directions:
From intersection of Bluemont Ave. and Tuttle Creek Blvd., go north on Tuttle Creek Blvd. (Hwy 24/Hwy 77) to just after Randolph (~25 miles). East on Hwy 16 for 2 miles. North at Fancy Creek State Park sign (Last turn before bridge). Trailhead and map are at the first right after the self pay station.
Facilities: restrooms, camping

Randolph State Park
Difficulty: Moderate – Advanced
Trail: 10+ miles singletrack with many switchbacks
Directions:
From intersection of Bluemont Ave. and Tuttle Creek Blvd., go north on Tuttle Creek Blvd (Hwy 24/Hwy 77) to just after Randolph (~25 miles). East on Hwy 16 for 3 miles, then south at the Randolph State Park sign (first right turn after bridge). Trailhead and map are near the self pay station.
Facilities: showers, restrooms, camping
Caution: This trail is designated for equestrian use. Always yield to horses to prevent spooking.

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