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Ozawkie, Kansas Map
mountain biking
1 month ago

take wrong turn and you could end up on some hard trails. love it. definitely for those in better shape

Good for mountain biking. Hiking was nice, but no one has been on the trail for ages, so I got covered in spider webs!! It was nice being alone. No views of the lake tho

Not digging all the rocks gardens, tons of roots and fallen trees on this trail.

fun variety!

Well maintained and marked, but a few trees are down due to the recent insane wind. Lots of leaves right now, so I would recommend poles or a walking stick because they hide a lot of obstacles. All in all, this is a fun trail.

trail running
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Parked at the Slough creek boat ramp. Ran through mile 27 and 28. The trail is actually 29 miles total.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Friday, July 21, 2017

felt like its primarily for bikes not very hiker friendly..

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A friend and I did 6.8 miles on the trails on Saturday 6/10/17. We did the Skyline and Great White and Wild West trails. The trails were all in great shape and fairly easy as far as terrain goes. We will definitely be back many times as we were very pleased with everything.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

After spending about 30 minutes looking for trailheads, we found one by the boat launch area. The trail has not yet been maintained this year. We went out for a long day hike and had to turn around due to high grass and ticks. Thunder Ridge Trail is a viable alternative, but is a much shorter loop and was not the challenge that we were looking for. We left quite disappointed.

Friday, May 19, 2017

For a moment I did not feel like I was in Kansas it took me about a hour at a steady pace to finish it start to finish!

Monday, May 15, 2017

We took the East leg of the trail. It was very overgrown and the ticks where extreme! The terrain itself was very nice. Next time I think we'll try the other direction, hopefully it'll be be better maintained.

Friday, May 05, 2017

May 4th, 2017. The rains have come and everything is green and gorgeous again. Check for ticks!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Trails are in great shape. very well marked. We went while the water is low and hiked the shoreline. Nice trails. lots of elevation changes

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Trails are well kept. Lots of elevation changes. We got over seven miles in out there.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

It was fun. Definitely need to watch your step as you could fall on a loose rock or trip over roots, branches. Looking forward to hitting the other trails.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Attended my first Dirty Girl Adventure on Perry Lake Trails. Day One equaled about 17 miles and Day Two was roughly 15-16. We hiked our hearts out. I found it to be challenging with several rocks throughout the trail. Nice inclines and downhill parts proved to be difficult. Beautiful views of the lake, sailboats, driftwood, berries, hedge balls, a snake, 3 deer, fall foliage, bridges, creeks, & cliff ledge type trails by the water. Pretty well marked. Loved it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Nice rustic trail with many rocks and rough terrain. Be sure to be prepared with good shoes & long pants. Beautiful for the fall! Many inclines to get your blood flowing and your heart beating. Single lane trail.

Monday, July 18, 2016

I enjoy this state park, they are easy trails but enjoyable on a Sunday afternoon

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

very good trail. the difficulty speaks for itself! lots of inclines. bring plenty to hydrate!!!

Monday, March 07, 2016

I was very happy to find this network of nice trails with lots of loop options for hiking. They are all well-marked with signs at the head of each trail that even includes a brief description of the trail including distance, whether it's a loop, and how technical it is for mountain bikers. Being a warm Sunday in March, there were quite a few mountain bikers and hikers in the parking lot, but the trails didn't seem crowded at all because there are so many loop options to choose from. There is a $5 day pass fee. Self-pay station at the trail head of the Blue Trail (Skyline). Many other loops branch off from the Blue

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

First time out here, nice area. I only rode some of the many loops out here. Had a couple of flat tires and rolled the bead on my rear tire after a flat. Need to get some new tubes and tires and try it again.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Good trail, not very well maintained.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Boring and nothing to see.

trail running
Saturday, September 28, 2013

This place is a secret gem. Some pretty awesome trails here. My favorite route here is to take Skyline to Great White to Mad Mile to Daisy Point back to Skyline. This 5-7 mile route offers some good climbs and descents over rocky terrain and some great views. Once you get to Daisy Point the trail gets flatter and the environment is absolutely amazing. You run along the waters edge and there are even some shore access points that you could jump in really quick. Pretty rocky trail otherwise so I like to run with my pack to carry a phone, water, dry clothes and a snack all just in case. If your looking for a longer run 10+ try Skyline to Logan's Run to Copperhead to Carlyle to Twin Peaks to Black Foot and back to the trail head. If your looking for something shorter take skyline all the way around its probably a little over 2 miles. If none of this makes sense now it will when you see a map.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Wonderful picturesque hiking/biking trails that meander along Perry Lake west side. Over 20 miles and 11 trails to choose. I prefer Copperhead, Carlyle, and Logan's Run Trails, because they have run close to waters edge. Some places can be rocky so be sure to ware protective shoes. Many trees and wildlife. I usually like to hike these trails in the spring, fall, and winter. Summer can get a little buggy, so use lots of bug spray.

Friday, May 17, 2013

If you walk this entire trail loop at Perry Lake it is definitely a challenge. In fact that's what we called it when we hiked it... The Perry Lake Challenge Hike. The 'we' was the Kansas City Adventure Club, and the challenge was to do it in one shot, not split it up. We made the hike on 4-6-13. One hiker had a GPS and the final tally was 29.42 miles. We started at 8:30 am, after pitching our tents, and ended between 7:30-7:45 pm. The Old Military section is definitely the most technical and difficult section of the trail and there are several stretches where the lake is visible with some really good vistas. Best lake scenery is to start down on the South end at Slough Creek and head North, keeping to the left or West when the trail forks. It's about 6 miles up to the first break point, with tables and parking (if you have support vehicles). The next 8.5 miles is the Old Military section - LOTS of hills and back in the trees going away from the lake at the end. The next 3.5 miles is also wooded and hilley and takes you to the farthest point North ending at a gravel road. The next 4 miles is pretty much all gravel road and the least scenic and toughest part of the loop in terms of poor footing... it's no fun to walk 4 miles on gravel, trust me. The last 7.5 miles is gently rolling hills and flat sections, with several field crossings included. The lake comes back into view for the a few miles of it and it is one of the easier sections of the loop. Broken up into two hikes it would be a little more fun and a little less challenging. I would rate it as 4-4.5 stars. If the gravel road was out and you saw the lake more often it would definitely be a 5. Enjoy

Monday, December 03, 2012

The pictures here were taken on the other side of the lake along the trails on the East side of the lake.

These trails are some nice hiking/biking trails near the marina and golf course. They sandwiched between the lake shore and the golf course. Very nice quiet and scenic area for a hike or ride.

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nice trial, the climbs are decent noting to steep. Mosquitoes every where though, make sure you have bug spray on.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 16, 2012

A must-ride for mtb'ers in the area, great trails that really can get the adrenaline pumpin! Quick drive from Topeka or Lawrence, these loop trails offer a good workout. Nicely shaded so you're not in the sun, tons of rocks (so bring some bandaids), and hills hills hills.
I've only seen one or two other people on the main trail where I was riding (I think it was Blue and White?). The first time I even met a hunter doing some spotting on the trail for deer season.
I also recommend riding behind someone so that they can clear the spiderwebs for you!

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