Fancy Creek Mountain Bike Trail

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Fancy Creek Mountain Bike Trail is a 5.8 mile loop trail located near Randolph, Kansas that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

The trail at Fancy Creek offers 6 miles of mountain biking and hiking for advanced outdoor enthusiasts. This trail provides users with varying and rugged terrain and beautiful Kansas vistas. Experienced mountain bikers will find this a challenging course and it is one of the best in Kansas. Winding through 6 miles of dense cedar forest into open native grassland, the trail runs along rocky ridges with scenic overlooks along the way.

2 days ago

This trail isn't too bad. Lots of trees and shade for for %90 of the trail. Only wildlife we saw was vultures. On top of those being the only animals we saw, there is a vulture nesting area the stretches around 50 yards you get a glorious smells on bird dropping during that period. You will be glad to know that there is an abundance of spider webs that you will run in to.

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24 days ago

We hiked this trail on 6/25/17. Hopefully, it was not hot that day. We liked the trail because 90% of the trail is shaded. Most of the trees are pine. We did not see any wildlife. You would face many spider webs along the trail. All the water streams were dried. Overall, this trail is different from what you expect to see in Kansas. It is different from Konza or Tallgrass Prairie.
By the way, the fee for this park is $5 that you pay at a self-pay box. Don't forget to have a pen with you.

hiking
1 month ago

Feels like you've been transported to another place.

There are finally some decent maps available:
http://www.kansascyclist.com/docs/FancyCreek-map.pdf

To get involved with maintaining the trail(s), join the Manhattan Trail Works facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MHKTrails/.

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5 months ago

one of my local favorites. has enough terrain to make it interesting, but not difficult

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10 months ago

Don't forget the bug spray and watch out for the massive spider webs every 5 steps spanning the trail. Other than that it was a great trail, dont go right before dark, leave yourself a few hours to get through it all.

10 months ago

It was a very rugged, and wooded trail, looks like Eastern KY, there were a few forks in the trail well into it and didnt explain which way to go, the trail was shaded almost the entire time, I would rate at the moderate level, may not be for kids under 10 yrs old.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice Trail not difficult I would agree that maps would be nice. The trail is in the shade about 90% of the time which is a good thing in August in Kansas. The first time on the trail the gun range can make a person a little nervous so some signage would be helpful just to but your mind at ease.