Cedar Ridge is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manhattan, Kansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
42 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers

The Spillway area provides park users with a new ADA accessible hiking trail. Scenic views and interesting landscapes make up this half-mile trail. It also provides great opportunities to view wildlife year round. This trail is great for all ages due to its length and low level of difficulty. The Cedar Ridge Trail in the Spillway area is the Coalition for Recreational Trails National ADA Trails Award Winner for 2001.

6 months ago

My husband and I hiked this trail on April 2. It was 28*, but the humidity made it feel even colder. I've never felt so cold on a hike!

This trail is short and sweet. It's a wide, easy dirt path with minimal incline, and benches to sit on every few hundred feet. It'd be a perfect trail for seniors or small children.

An occasional glimpse of the lake but nothing else too spectacular as far as the view goes. A solid little walk if you're in the area but nothing worth driving out for.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Trail was nice, easy, and beautiful. However we were covered in tiny ticks afterwards. Yuck! Not wheelchair friendly.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

It's too short for a good hike but also not as ADA accessible as it claims. Anyone with a wheelchair would have trouble. The terrain is too uneven. Roots sticking up, potholes, etc.

Saturday, February 20, 2016