Hiking Project Logo

Crusher Hill Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 133' 40 m
Descent: -144' -44 m
High: 1,382' 421 m
Low: 1,255' 383 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by M Swank

Weather

Current trail conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

A nice descent into a cottonwood shaded grove at the southern end of the preserve.

M Swank

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

You are not required to check in at the visitor center, but it is advisable to obtain current trail conditions and/or closures before heading out.

From Late March through April, controlled burns may be scheduled and some trails will be closed during burning operations. In addition, from April through July, you may encounter cattle in all pastures except Windmill. While these steers (not bulls) can be quite curious, they are not dangerous and pose no threat to hikers. Wherever you encounter a cattle guard, look for a gate off to the side for you to use. Please ensure that the gates are closed behind you.

Most trail junctions are marked with hunks of stone with a marbled map on top. Very helpful!

Restrooms and maps are available 24/7 at the visitor center.

Description

This loop departs to the south from the Ranch Legacy Trail and descends into a nice valley with a perennial stream and a cottonwood grove, providing plenty of cool shade in the summer and a nice place to a picnic or rest stop. Substantial rains may make the three stream crossings wide and potentially dangerous. Some of these crossings display excellent examples of fragile layers or shale formations.

Hiked this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Flora & Fauna

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#14369

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#58

in Kansas

#14,369

Overall
3 Views Last Month
19 Since Jun 6, 2019
Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking