Cottonwood Trail

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Cottonwood Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Manhattan, Kansas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

wildlife

The Cottonwood Trail in the River Pond area provides users with a short nature trail with educational information stations. It is very convenient for campers as it is adjacent to the River Pond campground. The trail length is a quarter mile of easy walking making it very inviting for young and old. Interpretive trail with many tree, plant, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

29 days ago

this trail is currently unmaintained. there is Poison oak heavy on trail, on ground

2 months ago

Good short hike while using the Riverpond

hiking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Good short trail. Good for a dog walk while camping.

walking
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The walk was very nice, but I would not call this a hiking trail, more like a walking path. The path is completely covered by trees, so it provides some nice shade. Unfortunately past campers have left their trash around, but it was still a pretty area.

hiking
Monday, May 13, 2013

This is a short, down-and-back nature trail that runs along part of the Big Blue River in Tuttle Creek State Park. It is adjacent to two camping areas, so it makes a nice morning or evening walk. The whole trail is shaded by trees.