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Recommended Routes in Southeastern Kansas - 9

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Favorite This bridge across the Cowskin Creek is the location of many family photos.
Intermediate

Swanson Park

3.7 mi 6.0 km 61' Up 18.54 m Up 61' Down 18.57 m Down

Maize, KS
Favorite raised boardwalk over the wetlands area
Intermediate

Chisholm Creek Park Nature Trail Loop

3.4 mi 5.5 km 69' Up 21.04 m Up 68' Down 20.85 m Down

Bellaire, KS
Favorite U.S. Route 50 - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Kansas
Easy

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

15.9 mi 25.7 km 655' Up 199.57 m Up 634' Down 193.12 m Down

Cottonw…, KS
Favorite Running up the trail
Easy

Chaplin Nature Center

2.9 mi 4.6 km 85' Up 25.76 m Up 85' Down 26.03 m Down

Arkansa…, KS
Favorite Just about into the wooded area, trail is pretty flat, but fun.
Easy

Knebler Pond Loop

5.0 mi 8.0 km 142' Up 43.32 m Up 142' Down 43.18 m Down

Arkansa…, KS
Favorite Songbirds were going NUTS in this area. They were very vocal and chatty.
Intermediate

Cheney Lake Main Trail

10.0 mi 16.1 km 185' Up 56.42 m Up 185' Down 56.42 m Down

Cheney, KS
Favorite Some of the hike is in the middle of a prairie grass field, a mix of big and little bluestem grasses.
Easy

North Chisholm Creek Park

2.6 mi 4.2 km 31' Up 9.45 m Up 31' Down 9.32 m Down

Bellaire, KS
Favorite one of the things for kids to play on around this hike
Easy

Trail of Two Cities

8.2 mi 13.1 km 52' Up 15.72 m Up 50' Down 15.3 m Down

Newton, KS
Favorite Linear Path
Easy

Lakeside Park and Centennial Lake Paths

5.6 mi 9.0 km 42' Up 12.73 m Up 42' Down 12.73 m Down

McPherson, KS

Southeastern Kansas Hiking

  • 517 Miles 832 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 169 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 75 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southeastern Kansas - 240

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14.2 mi 22.8 km #1Elk River Trail
Intermediate
Independence, KS
Intermediate
Independence, KS 13 
4.7 mi 7.5 km #2H Trail
Easy
Goddard, KS
Easy
Goddard, KS
1.7 mi 2.8 km #3South Loop
Intermediate
Iola, KS
Intermediate
Iola, KS
2.2 mi 3.6 km #4Hoodoo Loop Trail
Intermediate
Winfield, KS
Intermediate
Winfield, KS
4.8 mi 7.8 km #5Santa Fe Lake - North Trail
Intermediate
Augusta, KS
Intermediate
Augusta, KS
54.5 mi 87.6 km #6Prairie Spirit Trail
Easy
Iola, KS
Easy
Iola, KS
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7River Bottom
Intermediate
Arkansas City, KS
Intermediate
Arkansas City, KS
7.1 mi 11.5 km #8Southwind Rail Trail
Easy
Iola, KS
Easy
Iola, KS
4.2 mi 6.7 km #9Meadowlark Trail, South
Easy
McPherson, KS
Easy
McPherson, KS
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Madison Central Park Path
Easy
Derby, KS
Easy
Derby, KS

Photos of Southeastern Kansas - 390

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I looked at maps from 1887, 1943 and 1956 for the area and this was a road to a homestead!!  I'm excited to get a pic of the homestead location now that I know about where it is!!
Mar 3, 2020 near Goddard, KS
Scenic overlook
May 19, 2018 near Cottonw…, KS
This is a common location for people to do family pictures, etc.
Mar 2, 2020 near Goddard, KS
This trail used to be 5+ feet from the edge.
Mar 2, 2020 near Goddard, KS
This is another landmark section of the trail that has eroded extremely bad in the past year from flooding.
Mar 2, 2020 near Goddard, KS
This is a great area for birding and wildlife watching
Mar 2, 2020 near Goddard, KS
This section stays muddy for quite a while.
Mar 2, 2020 near Goddard, KS
Running up the trail
Dec 1, 2019 near Arkansa…, KS