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Prairie Sunset Trail

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A fantastic rail-to-trail extending from Wichita to Garden Plain.


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15.8

Miles

25.5

KM

Point to Point

1,468' 447 m

High

1,305' 398 m

Low

201' 61 m

Up

68' 21 m

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Family Friendly A great place to get away from cars and experience nature with the kids!

Be cautious during deer season. Hunting is not allowed on the rail bed, but could be all around you.

Description

The trail passes through a mostly open corridor, in places wooded, traveling through farmland and by ponds and creeks. It offers a very secluded feel while still being close to two small towns, Goddard and Garden Plain.

The trail is a hard packed crushed limestone and calcium surface that could even support a road bike; although I would use a little wider tires than that. It's a straight eight miles with a slight elevation change that's great for family rides, jogging, hiking and experiencing nature.

Some of the views of surrounding fields are amazing and must be experienced to appreciate its beauty. Lots of wildlife can be experienced out here so keep your eyes open! Be sure to check out the covered bridge at the far West end of the trail in Garden Plain. It is open to equestrians, so please be courteous when approaching riders.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Goddard

Shared By:

Andy Cramb

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#71

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This entrance to the Pawnee Prairie Park trails is for hiking only, no bicycles.
Mar 2, 2020 near Goddard, KS
There is a trail that goes over this way, but it's just a constant mud hole...good for frog watching though.  :)
Mar 2, 2020 near Goddard, KS
Berm on west loop.
Nov 27, 2019 near Goddard, KS
Small obstacle on the trail. This area was a dump for when Harry St was torn out so there's concrete chunks everywhere.
Nov 27, 2019 near Goddard, KS
Signage asks that you walk this section of trail in case hiking, biking and equestrians meet up.
Nov 27, 2019 near Goddard, KS

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