The River Trails are a city park in North Lawrence maintained almost exclusively by Lawrence Mountain Bike Club volunteers. This very popular trail is used by bikers and runners year-round.
The trail consists of a 9-mile loop of mostly fast, hard-packed dirt singletrack with some roller coaster hills, some twisty, narrow sections, and a few log obstacles. It's a good trail for beginners, or a fast and intense workout for more advanced riders.
The park entrance and parking lot is just off 8th & Oak streets in North Lawrence. The trail has separate marked entrances for bicycles and pedestrians, directing each group on their appropriate one-way loop. Bicycles should take the clockwise route.