Since I had driven all day, I arrived near evening and just managed to do 10 miles as dusk was falling, as seen in this shot. A control valve for the flood protection system is on the right. Numerous walkers were also using the trail as well as a few other bikers. The bike trail crosses Ninth Street (U.S. 81) just south of I-70. Another good trailhead is off Crawford Street, several miles east of I-135 by Bill Burke Park.
Salina receives its name from the Saline River seen below -- the same river that the dike protects the city from during floods!