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trail name: Kill Creek view trailhead map

park name: Kill Creek Park

nearest town: De Soto

directions from nearest town: 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.

rating (1-5): 2-5

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.

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trail map: view trail map

highlights: Eddy provides some very exciting and technical singletrack. Experienced riders will appreciate the challenge, while beginners looking to improve their skills will have many opportunities.

submitted by: Joe Folse

email address: olathejoe@comcast.net

additional thoughts: This trail was designed and built under the direction of the Earth Riders Trails Association in conjunction with the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. www.earthriders.org