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

Ottawa, Kansas Map
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Love this Trail.

Great for long bike adventures with small towns. Not great if you are looking for big hills. Some stretches of the trail are so straight you can see a mile ahead of you.

trail running
8 months ago

Great, well maintained rail-trail. I love it for long runs with the pup. Runs through rural Kansas countryside and through some small towns.

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Not very fun, just a concrete path thru town mostly. Not chill;):(

Friday, October 07, 2016

Why does this app only show this trail in Ottawa? This trail extends all the way from Iola, KS, through Garnett, Welda, Scipio, Richmond, and finally to Ottawa. Not an. Accurate depiction at all.

road biking
Thursday, February 20, 2014

I havnt completed this trail, and currently I've only biked on trails around my hometown of Kansas City, but this is one of my favorite trails. Great ride, great scenery highly recommended. The museum at the Ottawa trailhead is pretty neat, but if you want to detour a couple miles if 'city' miles, starting at the Princeton trailhead is suggested.

road biking
Monday, April 11, 2011

Spirit trail is a great rail to trail project. Well maintained. Great ride. I took it from Ottawa to Iola. better scenery than I expected. Trail side amenities are a little scarce so plan water and meals accordingly.

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walking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

walking
Monday, April 17, 2017

scenic driving
Sunday, October 05, 2014