Sand Creek Trail
Sand Creek Trail is a maintained recreational trail that begins on the Bethel College campus. Area residents, students and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the trail and its variety of plant, animal and bird life. The main trailhead is located at Memorial Grove, an area designed for reflection, fellowship and special events. The trail connects with Arbor Lane – a double row of trees designed to welcome visitors to the city of North Newton – as well as the biking-walking trail, nicknamed
The Trail of Two Cities, that runs alongside Sand Creek through the city of Newton.
Other Access Points
The trail has several other access points throughout Newton and North Newton.
The Trail of Two Cities runs alongside Sand Creek through Newton between First Street and Centennial Park, and from Centennial Park to the Sand Creek Trail trailhead at Memorial Grove.
Hours for Sand Creek Trail are sunrise to sunset. Memorial Grove hours are flexible. Memorial Grove may be reserved for small groups by calling (316) 284-5878 or e-mailing Ben Jones.
Your help is needed in maintaining a facility that can be enjoyed by the entire community.
- Treat the vegetation, signage and physical infrastructure with respect.
- Use the trail on a
pack it in, pack it outbasis, leaving nothing other than your footprints. If you see litter, please pick it up.
- Pets are welcome, but please keep all pets on leashes and dispose of all pet waste.
- Use mountain bikes in a responsible, non-destructive manner. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
- Do not use firearms of any type on or near the trail.