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George Latham Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lawrence, Kansas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 288 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Camping Fishing Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Rocky
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nicholas liese
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my fiance and I were out a couple of weeks ago, and found the trail to be overly rugged and rather buggy. it's amazing what a couple of weeks and cooler weather can do! I just did the whole of the hike myself today, and found it to be an enjoyable excursion! thick brush in spots, but a great hike in general!

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Lucas Gurss
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Ryan Eldredge
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Nate Brecheisen
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A little overgrown in some spots.

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Donnie Hughes
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Hiking

Great trail and view of the lake. Very permeative and lost of brush to walk through.

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nicholas liese
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the trail is located in a park that is completely free for entrance and camping; as such, the trail is not necessarily well maintained as you would find in a state park or national recreation area. on the day that we went (early September) the trail was mostly clear, albeit some overgrown areas. A fun experience, though the amount of spiders and cobwebs caught in the face definitely made it interesting.

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Keaton Abeln
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HikingBugsOver grown

Pretty good trail, but about half of the trailer is over grown. Would probably be best in fall / winter.

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Sarah Manosh
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Hiking

Backcountry camping along the trail is pretty nice.

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Shelby Clark
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Jose Miranda
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HikingOver grown

Even though some portions were overgrown it was a beautiful trail!

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Kristen Wilks
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Hiking

Great trail. I started at the Woodbridge Primitive Campground. The trail is overgrown back by the water, but I was able to find the my way.

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Trevor Wilson
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Hiking

My personal favorite trail in the topeka area. Always beautiful and secluded scenery. You can hike for miles and camp in many different dispersed camping sites, lots of water access if you filter while you hike.

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Scott Valler
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nice hike

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Larry Westbrook
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There were some down trees, and some overgrown sections. Otherwise it was great.

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Tyler Boeckman
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Sam Karson
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Clark Neal
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HikingBugsMuddy

One of my all-time favorites. This is a great trail that’s consistently well maintained by the USACOE (thanks, y’all!) with no shortage of love let scenery, entertaining topography, and a host of little secrets around the area that make it worth returning to again and a again over the course of all four seasons!

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Delanie Cooper
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Hiking

Trail is open. Well marked. Great one close to Lawrence. Lots of camp sites

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Nate Daniel
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Erica Hunter
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Great trail! We've walked this trail many times in various seasons and always enjoy. There are a lot of rocks, drift wood and tree roots covered by leaves in the fall so just be cautious as you walk.

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Colin MedicineHorse
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A nice and fairly easy hike. There are several camping spots along the trail. A couple of areas are a bit tricky to find the trail path because It was flooded with trees.

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Scott Valler
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Hiking

The lake is up really high and the trail was flooded out more. Only about 1+ miles clockwise and about 0.4 miles counter clockwise were usable this time. We hung in the main campground again to get a nice evening breeze and had a nice time.

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Zach Carter
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Camping

Great primitive camping spots.

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Leni Swails
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We love this trail, but with the rain and flooding recently a good chunk of the trail is completely underwater no matter which side you start on. About 4-5 campsites are still useable.

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Scott Valler
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HikingMuddy

It was muddy after all the rain for the last few weeks. The lake was way up and the trail was flooded out about 1.5 miles from the west trailhead. Trailhead campsite has a bathroom and firepits. We hammocked and had plenty of options.

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Curtis Miller
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Great trail for a day hike. There's a great view of the lake with plenty of camping spots.

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