Table Mound Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Table Mound Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Independence, Kansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
610 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

Table Mound trail begins at a scenic overlook, then drops down to below the bluff turning south through woods. This linear trail has a trailhead at the Scenic Overlook near the dam and at Timber Road Campground, northwest of the State Park office. Due to this trails length, it is able to give witness to the hiker many different and picturesque scenes. If chosen to begin the trail at the Scenic Overlook, the trail runs north .2 mile atop edge of Table Mound along the edge of a 20-foot bluff. After dropping through a crack in a rock and going down to the foot of the bluff, it turns sharply south. For about the next .5 mile, the trail passes along vertical rock walls, boulder fields and cave-like formations. The trail then drops down through a ravine and crosses the county road. For the next 1.9 miles, the trail winds through forested hills and crosses three small creeks. The final segment is .15 mile and is along an old roadway. This particular trail is blazed with blue paint markings and is considered a moderately strenuous hike.

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9 days ago

18 days ago

Excellent adventure! We loved the quiet, well marked trails!! Absolutely beautiful hiking path!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful view and peaceful hike. Check for ticks.

3 months ago

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5 months ago

This trail was a great place to have river shoes, we crossed over a lot of water on the trails. Overall a great hike.

6 months ago

7 months ago

This is the first time we've done this trail. We took both kids and they loved it. We did 2.1 miles all together. Beautiful day!

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7 months ago

7 months ago

Perfect trail for an adventure with the kids!

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

Trail was well marked and maintained.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Hiked this the last day of 2016. Two friends and myself that haven't done much hiking in a few years had a blast. For Kansas it's hard to beat, very well marked trail with blue paint. I believe there is enough here for any level of hiker. Highly recommended.

hiking
11 months ago