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Well maintained. Rough technical climbs going clockwise.

mountain biking
3 days 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!!!!

The trail was beautiful, but the State Park map was incomplete.

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy walk in the shade and to get away from civilisation. Nice historic landsite menninger’s. Saw a deer and squirrels.

Not digging all the rocks gardens, tons of roots and fallen trees on this trail.

This trail is awesome! It has rugged terrain but it is beautiful and well kept. I didn't leave with a ton of ticks like other trails in the Flint Hills. Lots of geocaches too! I will definitely be back.

Great trail if you wanna to get some weekend cardio in. Run/walked it in just under 2 hours.

There is a portion of this trail that is 1.8 miles. Park by the Governor's Mansion, and always select the right trail when at a fork (starting with a traipse thru the meadow) until you've walked parallel to the train tracks as far as the trail leads. When the tracks are behind you, and you come to a left fork that leads uphill, choose it (you'll have nearly completed your hike). Up the hill (near your first wooded right fork) select the right fork on the yellow path. Final selection is the first left fork which will take you back to the parking lot.

This was a great place to visit. The map they gave me confused the heck out of me towards the end. Wish they had better landmarks on the trail map to identify where you really were. I got lost and was either on the white or blue trails. I don’t know. Lol I had to put the map down and try to figure out where I was. It didn’t help much with the one they gave me. But it was ok with that part. Really enjoyed my day! Would definitely recommend it. I will come back someday!!

hiking
3 months ago

Horse thief trail is part of a much larger trail that runs throughout the park. It varies in terrain. The trail has a ton of ticks. Bring spray. Be prepared to cross through water. Plenty of wildlife.
This would be the best hike in Kansas if it wasn’t for the ticks.

This trail has a great way of keeping you on your toes. With loops, roots, large and small rocks, cacti, trees, Moss, mud, sticks, and wildflowers all along the almost 6 mile loop, there is no time to look ahead. Keep your eyes down and watch were you step. It’s great fun!!

fun variety!

The castle was neat! The walking trails were alright. I wish the 2 large dogs there were on leashes, I had to wait until they were gone.

This was a great, challenging trail (at least compared to other Kansas trails). The only problem was the bugs, be sure to bring bug spray!

This trail is STUNNING! Be sure to bring lots of water and a hat if you are attempting this in the summer, lots of sun exposure. Pay close attention to the map as it gets a bit tricky. But this scenery here is the prettiest I've seen in Kansas. This would be a 5-star for me if it wasn't for the insane amount of poison ivy. I plan on going back for a spring-time hike.

The good: beautiful views, fun trail terrain.

The bad: lots of poison ivy, little shade from sun exposure.

hiking
3 months ago

We drove approximately 2 hours after seeing an article online about the caves and hiking tails on Facebook. It was so worth the drive! Trails were decently marked, and there were a few areas of low water crossing. $5 to get a parking pass. There’s also an area where there are prairie dogs as you are entering the State Park

Visited on St. Patty's day; clear, breezy day, 58 degrees absolutely beautiful! I don't know that it would be this nice in the middle of summer. Who knew this gem of earth was nestled in the middle of Kansas! Must explore more!

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