Explore the most popular fishing trails in Kansas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very nice flat and fast trail . Scenic along Kansas River.

hiking
12 days ago

This trail is a hidden gem along the shores of Pomona Lake. The blue trail roughly follows the Army Corps property line and the orange trail generally runs closer to the lake. This wonderful trail needs more traffic to keep the weeds down! Orange and blue together form a 40+ mile loop.

hiking
12 days ago

This trail is a hidden gem along the shores of Pomona Lake. The blue trail roughly follows the Army Corps property line and the orange trail generally runs closer to the lake. This wonderful trail needs more traffic to keep the weeds down! Orange and blue together form a 40+ mile loop.

Awesome trail that was very well marked. Super clean with some nice elevation changes. Plenty of streams and overall great trail!!

My fave trail so far. Great primitive camp sites and you see water for most of the hike. Has some great views for Kansas.

Very nice trail system to hike
only complaint is that needs to be marked a little better

I’ve run trail races here. It is very technical and very rewarding. Gorgeous views once you get out of the trees.

Nice trail and clean restroom!

1 month ago

Not a quiet or peaceful place to spend time on a Saturday.

Cement walk that is nice and level. Very flat walked about half way, to where the bend is, from the fishing area. Not too scenic. Trees obstruct view of the water. Bathrooms by the fishing area were disgusting. We were mostly in the shade in the afternoon. Trees on the water side. Wide open field on the other side of the trail.

backpacking
2 months ago

Lovely trail, we went clockwise and stopped to camp at #12 in hammocks. There was a great fire pit and bench at this camp site and it's right by the water.

2 months ago

Nice clean easy trail w/ mild ups&downs- lots of benches and viewpoints.

Clean trails, some parts are a bit precarious- watch ya step. Lake views. Lots of webs. Great incline for the butt!

the biggest draw back is the Goose Poop EVERY WHERE.

Great trail, went out for a short day hike today and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful bluffs over looking the lake, lot's of ups and downs. I look forward to completing the whole trail.

Very well marked and maintained trail. Will definitely hike again. A few areas had very fresh tree falls on the trail but nothing overly large or blocking to much of the trail. Was some trash at a campsite but I packed it out.

Great first hike at Elk City. My boys and I ages 12, 9 and 7 took 33 minutes to complete.

trail running
3 months ago

Good trail for a tempo or fast paced run. It is flat for the most part with some steep hills. Overall it’s a decent place for a quick run but anything longer than 4-6 miles I would recommend something else.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Fun trail for mountain biking. Enjoyed jumping the rocky part of the trail.

4 months ago

Love the tail.

It’s right beside a sewage treatment plant. For 1/2 of your walk all you can smell in human waste.

Enjoyed this trail with my 4 year old daughter. Not hard but beautiful and fun to hike.

Really a beautiful trail. Lots of sights that you won't find commonly in Kansas. Some rock climbs here and there added to the fun and brought the challenge level up a bit. Picked up a few ticks, but not that big of an issue. Only real complaint is the cow crap. It's all over the trail and in some parts is hard to avoid.

I've been hiking/backpacking on this Trail for years, it was the first Trail my kids backpacked on when they were little. Hiked it from end to end today with a couple of friends, and it didn't disappoint. Wildlife sightings, beautiful views, mostly shaded. Sturdy boots highly recommended, and plenty of water is a must. (Don't depend on water sources along the trail.) Trail is very clearly marked!

The trail was beautiful, but the state park map was incorrect.

on Lake Shawnee Trail

walking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail and beautiful lake. Only complaint is trail is not marked at the fork. Ended up staying on the paved sidewalk and not going on the bridge to make the loop. I'm a traveler so trail markers are important. Figured it out when I back tracked and went toward the damn. If you are not familiar with this trail go toward the damn.

trail running
5 months ago

Been running the trail at the lake for years, very nice! I pick up its trail from 95th & hwy 7 entrance, water stop within a mile and then u can get 2 more miles to get behind falcon ridge. Few unpaved trail options, easy and fun to go through too

backpacking
5 months ago

Very cool trail. More technical/steep rocks sections than expected. Lots of creek crossings. Many turtles spotted on the trail. The trail is well marked with blue paint and metal sign mile markers on trees. When we decided not to go further we went up the hillside and there was plenty of flat shady area to set up camp. Try not to go right after any kind of rain if you’re not prepared for lots of mud. If your intent is to swim at any point you should start at the end point because the river water is stagnant dirty water.

Great trail. It definitely didn't seem like Kansas. My daughter and I spent two nights on the trail. Hiking poles and good boots are needed.

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