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Beautiful property and it was very peaceful! They have something for everyone to enjoy- an outdoor model train exhibit, beautiful flowers, peaceful fountains and many benches or lawn chairs for you to sit back and relax, as well as the nature trails to walk along.

I also appreciated that they had water stations full of ice water along the trails so you could top off your water bottle and stay hydrated on a hot day. It was also nice that the trails mostly had shade (the ones I went on mostly has shade from the trees). $3 was so worth it for the experience and I plan on coming again!

Really enjoyed the views and the paths were easy to follow!

1 day ago

this a great short trail. I run it quite a bit and you can add some legs to get a good 3 miles. lots of shade so great when its hot. Almost always get to see some deer as well.

many trails on the property. we had a great time on a quick 8 miles. will def be back!

Well maintained. Rough technical climbs going clockwise.

Simple trail at the state park through a section of prairie

We found out the hard way that this is NOT a biking trail like this app says. The park has multiple conflicting signs. Some say "bikes on designated trails", some say bikes allowed while the signs by the nature center say no bikes allowed anywhere. We rode for 1.5 miles and never say a no biking sign.

short and fun for kids

Very good trail. Only a few people on it. There were lots of people in the park, but not on this trail. Very Rocky and a good amount of roots going across the trail. Not too many bugs either, just bring bug spray. Majority of the trail is shaded. There are some water crossings, but when I walked they were all dry due to the little rain we have been getting. Trekking poles or a walking stick may be a good idea. My only gripe is there is not very many trail markers on the trail and some areas have forks so bring a map.

Rattlesnakes in this area!! They live under the rocks up at the lookout, but they are not aggressive just be cautious!!

mountain biking
3 days ago

A lot of fun I always have a great time
highly recommend

Great for trail run! I wasn’t smart enough to forget mosquito spray.

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.

Best loop is Mill Creek to College.

hiking
11 days ago

Really nice hike for Kansas. Some pretty views of the lake. The small "canyon" portion of the hike is very pretty as well.

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.

fun trail. some parts were a little steep but manageable nothing to bad . was a very well maintained path .

mountain biking
14 days ago

Trail was great to Berryton. After that it’s overgrown and large gravel. Not pea gravel. Made it to Richland, then had my husband pick me up. Started again in Overbrook, but after 1 mile it was large gravel again. That was where I ended my ride for the day.

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

hiking
16 days ago

This trail is awesome, and not just for the area. It has enough challenging elements to keep it from being boring. The trail crosses a main road, if you want to skip the really challenging parts then just turn around there. If you are looking for an adventure cross the road and party on. I have athletic dogs built for trails and they had a blast. Wouldn't recommend older dogs or dogs that can't jump anymore to do the highest point of the trail across the road. We had to go off leash to naviagte some parts safely so a definite no if your dog has poor recall or has not been trained in recall.

Nice place in the city. Enjoy taking my family here early in the morning. Get off the concrete and you might see some deer. Overall great city walk, we have seems snakes, owls, horses (people riding horses) and deer.

18 days ago

One of my favorite places to hike. Lots of turkeys and deer...plenty of places to stop and take in the view. Just don’t forget to bring bug spray!

This is a very well kept area. Very cool to see the history tied in with the Oregon Trail.

Fantastic trails, will be back to ride here again!

This trail is GREAT for a long run at almost anytime of the day because it has good tree cover throughout the trail. Also the pavement is well kept which means there is no need to worry about footing on a run.

Very Rocky. Lots of small hills. Fun Trail!

Great trail to Ride horses, love Rideing on these trails!

Great trail for horse back riding !

This is my favorite thing to do when I am in the area visiting. I could spend hours strolling along, camera in hand, enjoying God's creation in all its glory (and I have)...

hiking
21 days ago

Nice hike close to town. Would rate as easy instead of moderate

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