Wichita River Trail

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This trail system has 4.37 miles of connected trails stretching along the Wichita River from Lucy Park to Williams Park. It is also connected to 1.55 miles of the Holliday Creek trails. Starting in Lucy Park, you can travel all the way to East Scott Street and back, 12.8 miles roundtrip. Along the way you'll find some of the most beautiful scenery in the city. Peaceful and serene wooded areas abound and are alive with color in both spring and fall. Wildlife such as white-tailed deer, squirrels, and all kinds of birds can often be seen. It's worth the walk just to smell the honeysuckle. Bridges are a consistent theme along the Wichita River Trails. The railroad bridge that crosses the river near Scott Street is the oldest functional railroad bridge in the United States on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe system. Though not part of the parks system, the ""Wee-Chi-Tah"" Indian statues can be seen across the river near the site of the original falls. The site can be accessed from the trail by crossing over the river on the old Bridge Street Bridge.