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mountain biking
19 days ago

take wrong turn and you could end up on some hard trails. love it. definitely for those in better shape

mountain biking
20 days ago

wouldnt do it alone but its a fun decent ride.

Nice trail, good views.

You can drive to the top if you dont want to do the hike. Not much to see until you’re up there. Pretty cool little stone “castle” to check out with a good view

nature trips
2 months ago

A castle in KS on a hill to watch the sunrise? Yes, please :) I grew up by the flint hills area so seeing the smoky hills and this castle was a good change. The sun rise view was breathtaking. It was a fall morning in the 30s and we were cold so we didn’t do the trail really. We saw it and I walked some of it. Seemed short but the castle and walking around the area on the hill was good.

hiking
2 months ago

When in the area I will definitely return. This is a great trail close-ish to my hometown. The lake was flooded so we didn’t get to do the entire trail; however, what we were able to do convinced me to return sometime. There wasn’t anyone else there on this fall day. We saw lots of birds, a pelican even, tons of deer and great rocks.

I personally didn't think this trail was marked well at all. I got off it real easy and had to use the app to find it again which was sorta sad for me because I usually keep on task. lol I believe I missed half of it cause as soon as I walked in, I walked out. I dunno if I got off track and took a short cut.

very nice trail system to hike

Loved this trail! We did in just about three hours with our kids. There was a light misty rain the whole time so bugs weren’t bad. Definitely going to do this trail again!

For hiking and horseback riding it's great, not so much for mountain biking. The sand is too loose. we had to walk our bikes more than half the way.

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trail running
3 months ago

This is the best trail in the Manhattan area. I've been coming here regularly on the weekends and I usually bring the dog along. Like most wooded areas in Kansas, ticks can be a problem. The western leg goes near the gun range, so it can be noisy during when the weather is good. The vulture nesting area is full of vultures around twilight, but smelly as noted by the other reviews.

Good for mountain biking. Hiking was nice, but no one has been on the trail for ages, so I got covered in spider webs!! It was nice being alone. No views of the lake tho

hiking
4 months ago

beautiful place. nice trails. usually well maintained. always surprisingly trash free. many nice vistas. while overall it's an easy walk there are a few paces where you really need to pay attention.

Nice trails but park rangers were not helpful knowing about where the trails took off from.
Despite bug spray with deet I was covered in bites the next day, suspect oakmites. Would not go back til hard frost.

walking
4 months ago

easy everyday trail

Well maintained. Rough technical climbs going clockwise.

mountain biking
5 months ago

A lot of fun I always have a great time
highly recommend

Great for trail run! I wasn’t smart enough to forget mosquito spray.

I did not do this trail at my last visit but regarding the park itself - I recommend visiting the website and looking at the different maps to the park to see how they all work together. There are so many trails in this park that connect, are skill alternatives to each other, and run along side each other; you should consider the trails as a whole system rather than individual trails to be done one at a time.

Creekside Trail does bring you around by the creek but you don't have the best access to the water. If you are taking dogs it may take a little agility to get them down to the water to drink and play. I recommend visiting the website and looking at the different maps to the park to see how they all work together. There are so many trails in this park that connect, are skill alternatives to each other, and run along side each other; you should consider the trails as a whole system rather than individual trails to be done one at a time.

Did the entire South Loop this weekend. Very fun trail, offers different scenery than you usually get in Kansas. There are offshoots to the trail that let you go down to the water. You can also cross 1650th to get to the cave trails via this trail, but it isn't marked well. I recommend visiting the website and looking at the different maps to the park to see how they all work together. There are so many trails in this park that connect, are skill alternatives to each other, and run along side each other; you should consider the trails as a whole system rather than individual trails to be done one at a time.

Some great technical areas for all difficulty levels. Awesome place close to town to get out and enjoy some nature!

Took the family out today for a ride. Perfect for all skill levels with enough challenge to make it a lot of fun for riding bikes regardless of experience. And close to home.

Nice wooded trails that are hard packed and clear with slight variations in elevation. Walked by train tracks never saw a lake and followed red trail on app. Did not come out where we started. Somewhat lost at end vs where we parked. Poorly marked trails which led us to the street north of Sixth street.

Fun outing. Not much of a hike really but I enjoyed it immensely. Unbelievable views and very cool to see the castle

Loved this hike! Beautiful views and well marked trails. Beware though, LOTS of poison ivy and a few parts of the trails that were very wet so dress appropriately.

I would not consider it "Difficult" per se. Compared to other options in Kansas, yes perhaps it is difficult.

It is a very good Kansas hike. NO vistas b/c you're in the timber the entire time. But quite a bit of variety and enough ups and downs to keep it interesting enough.

Even though you don't need a pack, it's good to load up and get the training in.

Hiked it and camped at the campground. Fun trail, challenging in places, very easy in some. Also not well marked at a fork or two. BUT, no ticks, no mosquitoes....Yay!!!!

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