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Helping Kansans live, move, play and explore
Trails are an integral part of our Kansas history and culture. The Oregon Trail, the Smoky Hill Trail, the Santa Fe Trail — each was a vital route toward the promise of a better life. Today, trails still hold a promise unique to each Kansas community.
“Trails add value to our lives in so many ways—increasing our mobility, improving our health, spurring economic development and job creation, protecting our environment and creating powerful connections within, to, and across communities.”
Among the benefits of community trails are:
Since it began in 2005, the Sunflower Trails program has partnered with communities and schools in more than half of Kansas' counties on more than 150 projects to help build, expand, enhance or connect Kansas trails.