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Landon Nature Trail

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Landon Nature Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Topeka, Kansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.1 miles Elevation Gain: 216 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

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running

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The Landon Nature Trail is on nearly 40 miles of the former Missouri-Pacific Railroad linking Topeka’s Shunga Trail, southward, to Lomax Junction, and to the Flint Hills Nature Trail just east of Pomona Lake in Osage County. This historic rail corridor is now being developed as a trail and wildlife area open to the public for non-motorized use. Visitors are invited to come out and enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, running, horseback riding, and experience some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Midwest. The 38-mile Landon Nature trail is a particularly scenic recreational trail stretching from the popular Shunga Trail in Topeka to the Clinton Wildlife Area, Pomona Lake and on to the 117-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail near Quenemo. The trail will be the only recreational trail in America to link the Oregon National Historic Trail with the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. In the North, this remarkable trail follows picturesque Camp Creek with its clear, rushing water and wooded oak-hickory covered hills which provide a shady tree canopy for trail users. It should also be noted that the nature trail passes by two wetlands teeming with waterfowl, native tallgrass prairie blooming with wildflowers and two lovely waterfalls. In fact, the land surrounding the Swissvale Waterfall lies within the corridor and can be turned into a picnic area. The trail crosses the Santa Fe Trail north of Overbrook and a side trail could be built to view trail ruts in southeast Overbrook. North of its southern terminus at Lomax, lies the historic 240-feet-long steel truss bridge over 110 Mile Creek. Very few trails in the Midwest offer the variety of scenery and history provided by the Landon Nature Trail. When completed, it will be an exceptional public asset available to everyone in the Sunflower State.

hiking
13 days ago

Paved not off road like the main photo depicts

hiking
off trail
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

It was nice and peaceful

7 months ago

We started the trail at 53rd and Adams. There was a parking lot off of 53rd street that made it easy to access. We walked south about 2 miles and it was a very easy trail.

bridge out
10 months ago

There’s currently a bridge blocked off as ‘Bridge Out’ but we were able to just go around the concrete barriers and couldn’t figure out why it was blocked off. Other than that hiccup, the trail was great for the 7 miles south we took it.

road biking
rocky
Sat Jun 08 2019

We started at the trailhead in Overbrook and were initially excited for the clear, pea-gravel path amongst the shade of trees. But, within a few miles the path was very large rocks ( Apple-size gravel) and we turned back. We enjoyed a street car show in Overbrook and had our picnic under a tree...so not a complete washout but not a recommended trail.

mountain biking
Fri Apr 05 2019

This trail is a good trail in most parts. It would be great to walk a segment or two. We were on mountain bike and it greats very rough in some segments. There are definitely horses that use this trail. Beware of extremely rough patches.

mountain biking
Thu Dec 27 2018

cant wait for this trail to be extendedneven fuether south. hopefuly sooner than later.

mountain biking
Sun Aug 05 2018

Trail was great to Berryton. After that it’s overgrown and large gravel. Not pea gravel. Made it to Richland, then had my husband pick me up. Started again in Overbrook, but after 1 mile it was large gravel again. That was where I ended my ride for the day.

hiking
Sun Jul 22 2018

Really nice for an out and back. A surprise view every now and then.

mountain biking
Sat Jul 07 2018

For Topeka and NE KS---a very decent trail. The north "half" is paved; the south "half" is packed gravel and dirt. I imagine it would be very nice to bike it in the autumn during color change.

road biking
5 days ago

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