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22 hours ago

Simple trail and quick for a small family to enjoy nature.

We had lots of fun! Ended at a part of the lake that actually almost felt like a beach cause the water was so wavy that day up to the shore! The maps really help to get a picture of where the trails get closest to the water/shoreline.

beautiful in the fall. well marked and easy to navigate.

This is an interesting rock formation. It is made of coral (this area of Kansas used to be under a sea) and you can see little shells and fossils in the rocks. I went when the sun was setting and it was gorgeous! This is privately owned land that the owners graciously allow the public to access. Please be aware of rules and signs.

good views and trails are marked good

Went on this hike with a friend of mine yesterday. We parked one car at the start and one car at the finish. The hike is 15 miles long and took us 6 hours and 57 minutes. We breaked for lunch (10 mins) and 3 pee breaks. It was a beautiful hike with a lot of incline changes. It definitely resulted in sore muscles (especially calves) today. I was impressed with the scenery (rock walls and formations, tall rock corridors, very old abandoned cars on a hill, tons of deer and wildlife, pretty lake views, a bench with a wind chime in the tree, streams and steep hills to climb). It was easy to forget you were in Kansas. There was only one sketchy part of the trail. It was kind of in a ravine area that was washed out so we ended up just grabbing onto trees and pulling ourselves up the landslide hill. I would recommend sturdy hiking boots/shoes if you’re planning to hike the entire trail. I would do this hike again and definitely recommend it to others.

I was pleasantly surprised when I heard about this trail. It is in Topeka near Highland Park High School. It has well worn paths, large tree canopy, an old stone dairy barn. Upon finishing we noticed a homeless person had set up camp in remnants of a small building near the old barn remnants.