Location: Garnett, Kan.
Distance: 50 miles
Best Suited For: Mountain or hybrid bikes
Website: prairiespirittrail.org

If you're looking for 360-degree unobstructed views of your surroundings, Kansas is a pretty good place to be. Despite the flat terrain, you do get a mix of crushed limestone and paved asphalt along the route, and there are restrooms and picnic areas at all of the trailheads. There's a $3.50 day fee, but that's a small price to pay for such a well-maintained route.