Crooked Knee Horse Trail: Orange Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Crooked Knee Horse Trail: Orange Loop is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olivet, Kansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is also used by horses. Hoof markings were not too bad through this trail. Make sure to spray for ticks. Went in 90 degree weather, plenty of shade through out. Open areas and covered tree areas. Where there is no trail the grass is lightly mowed. Markers are orange for one trail, blue for the other.

6 months ago

I thought the orange trail was a great trail. It was easy and ended up being a 6 mile loop, beginning to end. It was very, very well marked. It had a few water crossings and other water features like a pond and view of Melvern Lake. It had quite a few interesting photo ops, too. I went during the winter so vegetation and bugs were not an issue. There are quite a few open spaces so a windy day might be a challenge if your not used to the windy prairie life. There were lots of Read Tail Hawks soaring looking for dinner! Loved it and will be back to go the 10 mile blue trail soon!

hiking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ticks galore. Stopped by the lake to cool off. Nice trail.

recorded NICE

hiking
6 months ago