DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

partially paved

rails trails

no shade

hiking
3 days ago

This is an old railroad track area that has been repurposed as a very nice city trail.
I went in from the Garden Plains end. The Directions get you there just fine. But I questioned where to park and if I should get off the main road and drive down to trail head. I gave it a go and that turned out to be the thing to do. Not a lot of room to park there and I recommend you turn your car back around so you are facing toward the main road in case more cars join you.
I hiked in 3 miles and then the 3 miles back out. It’s a flat trail and has a crushed limestone base. Not a lot of mud. No one was on the trail but me. It was great. But it was late afternoon on a Thursday and It was the “end of the trail”. Ie I didn’t start in Goodard. I will try it that way the next time I visit Wichita. I saw deer, Doves, quail, and a skunk! It was a quiet enjoyable walk.