With city officials set to celebrate the completion of Niokaska Creek Trail this week, we figured it was time to grab some photos of the new trail.
The project is considered a major milestone for the city’s longterm trail plans, as officials have estimated that 4,000 more residents are now within a quarter mile of the trail system.
The new, 3-mile trail connects Gulley Park to the Razorback Greenway via Mud Creek Trail near Old Missouri Road.
From Gulley Park, the trail travels northeast alongside Niokaska Creek towards Crossover Road. From there, it leads under Old Wire Road at the intersection of Crossover, and continues north with the creek through Sweetbriar Park before heading west on a path on the north side of Sweetbriar Drive to connect with Mud Creek Trail at Old Missouri Road about a half mile north of Butterfield Trail Elementary.
See a map of the new trail below the photos:
Start at the Old Wire Cycle Track near Stanton Avenue
Approaching Gulley Park
Gulley Park Trail entrance
Gulley Park Trail
Gulley Park Gazebo
Across the creek
Leaving the park
Updated path toward Azalea Terrace
Azalea Terrace crossing
Headed toward Crossover Road
Fire Station No. 5
Tunnel Under Old Wire Road
Approaching the bridge
View of the creek from the bridge
Painted rock wall
Headed toward Warwick Drive
Warwick Drive spur
Plaque at Sweetbriar Park
Approaching Old Missouri Road
Old Missouri Road
Old Missouri crossing (trail becomes Mud Creek Trail)
Map: Todd Gill