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A friend and I recently hiked about half of this trail in three days. We did 60 miles in those three days, 22 miles the first day, 20 the second and 18 the third. We started at the Rantoul trailhead and ended in Admire. Overall the trail has great scenery and easy terrain. From Rantoul to the beginning outskirts of Osage City, the trail is nicely covered in limestone. Once inside Osage City the trail becomes grassy and eventually turns to basically mulch as they are still in the process of completing the limestone covering and bridge reinstallations. This did not slow our hike down. There is a sign that says trail closed coming out of Osage City, but it is still fine to use as long as there is no construction being done. We did encounter some closures about a mile west of Ottawa. There was a convenient detour that took us about half a mile north then two miles west then another half a mile south to get us back on the trail. In regards to water we each approximately carried a liter and a half and we were able to fill us at a Casey’s General Store as we were passing by or through each town. The only problem we encountered with water is when we came through Vassar. We could not find a convenience store there to refill, but about 7 miles west of Vassar there is a RV park about 60 yards off the trail where we found an outside water spicket. We got lucky with this find because we needed water for dinner and our only other option was to walk 1.6 miles to the nearest gas station. I would advise to use this spicket as it will save time and the water is clean, just be sure to let the spicket run for a bit. All in all, great hike, tough, but still great. Two things I would like to see improve are first many sources state the trail begins in Osawatomie, which it does, but there is no close parking to the trailhead. This is why we started in Rantoul. Secondly, I would like to see the undeveloped parts become more accessible because as a part of the American Discovery Trail, it deserves to have that same reputation as a greatly respected trail.

rucksacktour
ausgewaschen
brücke geschlossen
sturmholz
überwachsen
22 days ago

Did a 2 night backpacking trip here, The trail is no longer submerged in water and there isn't too much mud, However there are sections of the trail that don't get to much use. parts of the trail are covered with downed trees and driftwood. there are some creek crossings where there are no bridges. the trail was easy to follow because there are frequent blue blazes on trees and rocks. if you decide to come out just know you will be bushwhacking and getting dirty. Beautiful land though

wandern
steinig
24 days ago

wandern
30 days ago

Did 9.44 miles of trail on 12/27. Trail is in good shape, KDWP did a great job of clearing drift wood from Rains of 5/19.

Excellent trail. Finally found the time to complete this trail with my son. Didn't expect to do it this late in the year, couldn't go into 2020 without doing it. Can't wait until things are blooming and sprouting in the spring!

rucksacktour
1 month ago

Great backpacking trail! Couldn't believe I was in Kansas. Hiked this with a large group and camped at about the half-way mark. Plenty of spots to pitch a tent along the way though- some right off the trail with fire pits, some off the beaten path and some beautiful grassy meadows that looked perfectly comfortable. There's a road about 2/3 of the way from the East trailhead that crosses the trail where you can park if you want make the trip shorter or cache water. Water really wasn't that scarce though, but call ahead to make sure. The trail is mostly high up on the limestone bluffs, so access to the lake is not really practical. Lots of rock formations and very nice scenery of the lake and shoreline. Had to scramble up and down a steep embankment in order to avoid the dangerously slippery, algae coated, shut in part of the trail, but more fun than annoying. Certainly will be muddy after a rain and can be tricky in the Fall with or without wet leaves. Yes it's rocky, yes a little rugged - so you should have good boots, but then again- it's backpacking. Look for the wildlife and listen to the coyotes at night and have a great time like we did!

rucksacktour
schlammig
steinig
1 month ago

Hiked from west trail head to about 7.5 miles in set up camp and hiked back out the next day. It was raining so trail was muddy. Great camp site mile 7.5 and another at mile 10. Will be back again to finish the trail and to test my gear for the OHT.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
2 months ago

trails end at creek crossing about 0.5 mi in. ecause of high lake level. just made a short loop bqck to the parking area. 30 min round trip.

Sign said no overnight parking and trail is only open from sunrise to sunset. Guess no backpacking?

wandern
abseits des Weges
3 months ago

ok

rucksacktour
überwachsen
3 months ago

I hiked in 5 miles and a majority of the trail was overgrown. It looks like it hasn’t been maintenanced in quite awhile. The trail going through the fields had tallgrass up to my chest (I’m 5’8). It was hard to find info on backpacking. But from what I saw it was free. It was pretty difficult to find a spot for a tent with how overgrown everything was. Once I did find a spot it was nice and secluded. Not the best trail, but it’s one of the very few you can backpack on.

rucksacktour
überwachsen
3 months ago

I hiked in 5 miles and a majority of the trail was overgrown. It looks like it hasn’t been maintenanced in quite awhile. The trail going through the fields had tallgrass up to my chest (I’m 5’8). It was hard to find info on backpacking. But from what I saw it was free. It was pretty difficult to find a spot for a tent with how overgrown everything was. Once I did find a spot it was nice and secluded. Not the best trail, but it’s one of the very few you can backpack on.

wandern
käfer
4 months ago

Start is a bit hard with many rocks. Trail is long and need 1 day to walkthrough it.

rennrad
brücke geschlossen
geschlossen
abseits des Weges
privatgrundstück
scrambling
sturmholz
überwachsen
4 months ago

rucksacktour
4 months ago

Sept 14-15. There were 4 in our group; all first time visitors to this trail we’ve heard great things about. We were not disappointed! The Kansas Trails Council has done an outstanding job of getting the trail cleared. We found the trail both challenging and rewarding. Hiking west to east, we set up camp about halfway through. Trail is very well marked. Looking forward to a return trip.

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

wandern
4 months ago

It’s an alright trail. Table Mound is better. Too long for too little payoff. So many spiders and webs, you need to bring a stick to go before you.

wandern
6 months ago

7/13-7/14. Coming from the west trail head the trail is completely flooded, trail marker are underwater, unable to find a way around it. Coming from the east trail head trail becomes un-passable at about 4.3 miles. One part of the trail is covered in drift wood, another you have to go about 1/8 off trail to get across water.

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