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Nice to have a great trail that doesn't take days of traveling. Great for preparing / testing gear for adventure trips!!! Well maintained and can be as hard or easy as you'd like to make it.

walking
10 days ago

Nice park. Very pretty for being so close to the city. Good bike paths as well as a mile circuit for cross country runners.

hiking
17 days ago

Hiked this the last day of 2016. Two friends and myself that haven't done much hiking in a few years had a blast. For Kansas it's hard to beat, very well marked trail with blue paint. I believe there is enough here for any level of hiker. Highly recommended.

Even though it's very close to civilization, it's easy to pretend you're in the country. It's steep in places which makes it just enough of a challenge to make a nice day hike.

Water is so dirty and gross. The trail meanders in on itself fairly often which is a good thing if you're looking for a short walk.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

walking
17 days ago

Nice scenic hike with a few creek crossings. Saw a couple deer along the way. Trail is mostly flat with just a few elevation changes.

It's an alright "trail," although it isn't much and it's pretty busy most the time it is somewhere to walk. Really that's all it has going is that it's a trail with trees and a lake.

backpacking
1 month ago

This is a scenic trail with a lot of woods and cool rock formations. This trail is very well marked and has plenty of water filtering possibilities. I've never felt the need to carry more than two quarts on this trail. In a pinch you would never have to go off trail more than half a mile and far less most of the time to reach the lake or river. This trail does have a lot of up and down and in places is rocky. I suggest wearing good boots. I've seen thin soles and lack of ankle support steal a little joy from this trip in the past. Over all this is an excellent trail that would be very difficult to become lost on and has endless places to hang a hammock. Great trail.

Love this park, just wish the off-side walk paths were wider (they aren't dog friendly during tick season). Also wish they would never paved the main path, its nice to run on when I go to run, but hiking (rucking) I'd rather be on a trail.