5 miles
Distance
303 ft
Climb
-304 ft
Descent
00:10:28
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Manhattan River
    Manhattan, Kansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #16266 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The trail is about 5.5 miles in length, and consists of smooth hard-packed dirt singletrack that winds through the woods and features a number of switchbacks, drop-ins, logs, a few good jumps, and some challenging obstacles such as ramps and ladders

Access Info

The Manhattan River Trail is a mountain bike trail along the west bank of the Blue River in Manhattan, Kansas. The trail is accessed via the US 24 & Blue River Trailhead for the Manhattan Linear Trail bike path, located just south of the Highway 24 bridge. From the trailhead, go south on the paved trail about 100 feet to the start of the river trail.

More Stats for Manhattan River Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    990 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,020 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,009 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,008 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -18.095%
  • Grade min
    23.189%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:10:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:17
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Oct 18, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

view (48)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to manhattan-river-trail trailhead (39.171730, -96.558870)
      update trails status or condition

      Manhattan River... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      3 days
      The 4 mile loop section from the parking lot is completely rideable without dismounting now. There’s still a few small branches that could be...
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 7:02pm
      Oct 15, 2019
      I cut through almost all the blockage on the loop part of the trail today. There’s only two places where you’ll have to get off your bike (one...
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 3:46pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      Trees are still down...
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 3:52pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Still multiple trees and brush over trail.
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 5:41pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Dry, with lots of branches down and brush covering the trail.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 0 rides
      •  
      All
      • 62 rides
      •  

      Photos

      no photos have been added for Manhattan River Trail yet, add a photo.

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag jonathanmtb1 (Mar 23, 2015 at 17:40)
       Pretty solid trail.
      consists of fast flowy up and downs. decent jumps to mess around on. has a little bit for everyone i would suppose.
      more maintained by locals instead of any of the shops.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag leoncycles (Aug 11, 2018 at 19:21)
       Pretty fun trail for the local area. You can take the kids on it, or rail it faster and hit all the jumps. It has a log ride in one area if you jump up on it.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Sethtr0 (Sep 15, 2019 at 16:57)
       This is my favorite trail in Manhattan, however it's been shut down most of the year because of all the flooding. No that all the water has receded the Manhattan parks department has been extremely slow in clearing the trail. In the first 1/5th of the trail three trees are down and then the brush has made it unrideable past that point. Just a little update in case you plan on riding this (usually) great trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag leoncycles (Oct 15, 2019 at 18:52)
       After trying to ride it yesterday, I went out today with my chainsaw. I got everything cleared except 2 spots on the ‘loop’ part (prior to it turning into an out and back about mile 2). The two spots are on the river side of the loop, if you ride it ccw, like I usually do it’s clear until you head back. I’m planning on getting those two spots later this week and checking out the ‘out and back’ section of trail as well. I don’t do Facebook, so if someone sees this, please put it out on there.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      no videos have been added for Manhattan River Trail yet, add a video.
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.