Cottonwood Trail

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Cottonwood Trail is a 0.5 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.

0.5 miles Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





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.

1 year ago

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

2 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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.