Southwind Rail Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Southwind Rail Trail is a 13.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Iola, Kansas that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
13.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Southwind Rail Trail is located in Allen County, Kansas, running between the communities of Iola and Humboldt, over a distance of about 6 miles. The trail features a crushed limestone surface, and several scenic points, including the magnificent Elm Creek railroad bridge. The Southwind Rail Trail is an extension of the Prairie Spirit Trail, which is 52 miles in length, between Iola and Ottawa.

hiking
8 months ago

This is an excellent rail-trail with a hard-packed crushed limestone surface. It connects the Prairie Spirit Trail with the Lehigh Portland Rail Trail. It is very well-maintained.