Marais De Cygne Massacre Site Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Marais De Cygne Massacre Site Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Valley, Kansas 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.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

historic site

Marais De Cygne Massacre site trail is a walking tour of a Civil War event where on May 19, 1858, proslavery men killed five free-state men and wounded five others in a ravine that is now listed as a National Historic Landmark. The massacre, which followed earlier guerrilla warfare activities, on both sides, shocked the nation and became a pivotal event in the "Bleeding Kansas" era. A few months later, abolitionist John Brown came to the site and constructed a fortified cabin. Walk the grounds of this sites and learn more about the tensions during the era of territorial Kansas.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Four stars for history. This is a remote site, minimally maintained. Another small piece of the civil war. Worth the stop when touring other civil war sites in the area.