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Kill Creek

Location:
From Kansas City: From the southwest corner of the I435 loop, K10 west to Kill Creek Road. Left, (south) on Kill Creek Road to 115th. Right (west) on 115th to Homestead. Left on Homestead, park entrance in on the right. Park in Shelter 1 parking lot. From Olathe and points south take 135th street west to Homestead. Right on Homestead.

Description:
The Connector Trail (rating 2): From the shelter #1 parking lot go north on the paved path Just past the first turn on the right side of the trail is the entrance to the trail that connects the parking lot with Hank and Eddy. Just past the powerline crossing this trail intersects with Hank.

Eddy (rating 4-5): This is an advanced trail. Ride within your abilities. From the intersection of the connector and Hank, make a hard left then left on the paved trail for .2 miles to Eddy which is on the right. Just across the creek are the two log obstacles with optional lines around them. About a mile from the creek is an intersection, either direction will take you around the loop and back to the intersection. Going right is more difficult as it will take you up Killer Creek.

Hank (rating 2): This is a beginner/intermediate trail. Beginners may find the rocky sections moderately challenging. Keep going straight from the connector along the rock wall After you ride next to and then over the rock wall you will come to a three-way intersection. Either direction will take you around the loop and back to the intersection.

Trail Map:
View the latest trail map >>> here!

Contacts:
ERTA Volunteer Trail Manager, Joe Folse
ERTA Volunteer Trail Steward, Pete Barth
ERTA Volunteer Trail Steward, Damon Turner

Email the Kill Creek volunteer leaders

Land Manager:
Johnson County Parks
 

IMBA Rules of the Trail


The way we ride today shapes

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trail access tomorrow.

Do your part to preserve and enhance our sport's access and image by observing the following rules of the trail, formulated by IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. These rules are recognized around the world as the standard code of conduct for mountain bikers. IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling that is environmentally sound and socially responsible.

1. Ride On Open Trails Only.

Respect trail and road closures (ask if uncertain); avoid trespassing on private land; obtain permits or other authorization as may be required. Federal and state Wilderness areas are closed to cycling. The way you ride will influence trail management decisions and policies.

2. Leave No Trace.

Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction; practice low-impact cycling. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage. When the trailbed is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

3. Control Your Bicycle!

Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.

4. Always Yield Trail.

Let your fellow trail users know you're coming. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don't startle others. Show your respect when passing by slowing to a walking pace or even stopping. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots. Yielding means slow down, establish communication, be prepared to stop if necessary and pass safely.

5. Never Scare Animals.

All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.

6. Plan Ahead.

Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are riding -- and prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times, keep your equipment in good repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. A well-executed trip is a satisfaction to you and not a burden to others. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

 
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