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Southeastern Kansas

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434 mi 699 km of trail 10 Runs

Easy Trails 138 Trails Intermediate Trails 73 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails
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Runs in Southeastern Kansas - 10

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Favorite Great location to view ducks, geese and some hawks.
Intermediate

Chisholm Creek Park Nature Trail Loop

3.4 mi 5.5 km • Loop • 69 ft Ascent 21.04 m Ascent

(1) Bellaire, KS
Favorite Honey Locust thorns are not to be messed with!
Intermediate

Swanson Park

3.7 mi 6.0 km • Out and Back • 61 ft Ascent 18.54 m Ascent

(1) Maize, KS
Favorite Beautiful moss growing on a fallen log
Easy

Chaplin Nature Center

2.9 mi 4.6 km • Loop • 85 ft Ascent 25.76 m Ascent

(1) Arkansa…, KS
Favorite Mowed ranch road ruts that make up most of the Ranch Legacy Trail.
Easy

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

15.9 mi 25.7 km • Point to Point • 655 ft Ascent 199.57 m Ascent

(1) Cottonw…, KS
Favorite Just about into the wooded area, trail is pretty flat, but fun.
Easy

Knebler Pond Loop

5.0 mi 8.0 km • Loop • 142 ft Ascent 43.32 m Ascent

(1) Arkansa…, KS
Favorite All the other wooded areas seem dark; this section is surprisingly light and open
Intermediate

Cheney Lake Main Trail

10.0 mi 16.1 km • Out and Back • 185 ft Ascent 56.42 m Ascent

(1) Cheney, KS
Favorite There are poison ivy bushes growing in the chainlink fence all along the north side of the park between the apartments and houses.
Easy

North Chisholm Creek Park

2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 31 ft Ascent 9.45 m Ascent

(1) Bellaire, KS
Favorite This is a neat place to watch trains close up, we missed getting a pic of one by a minute...the path is multi-use.
Easy

Trail of Two Cities

8.2 mi 13.1 km • Loop • 52 ft Ascent 15.72 m Ascent

(1) Newton, KS
Favorite Linear Path
Easy

Lakeside Park and Centennial Lake Paths

5.6 mi 9.0 km • Loop • 42 ft Ascent 12.73 m Ascent

(1) McPherson, KS
Favorite The trail along the East side of the park is semi-defined; it depends on how many kids are running cross country.
Easy

Buffalo Park

1.0 mi 1.6 km • Out and Back • 25 ft Ascent 7.69 m Ascent

(1) Maize, KS

Trails in Southeastern Kansas - 206

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14.2 mi 22.8 km #1Elk River Trail
Intermediate
Independence, KS
Intermediate
14.2 mi 22.8 km Independence, KS 10 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #2South Loop
Intermediate
Iola, KS
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Iola, KS
54.5 mi 87.6 km #3Prairie Spirit Trail
Easy
Iola, KS
Easy
54.5 mi 87.6 km Iola, KS
2.2 mi 3.6 km #4Hoodoo Loop Trail
Intermediate
Winfield, KS
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Winfield, KS
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5River Bottom
Intermediate
Arkansas City, KS
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Arkansas City, KS
1.6 mi 2.6 km #6Big Loop
Easy
Derby, KS
Easy
1.6 mi 2.6 km Derby, KS
7.1 mi 11.5 km #7Southwind Rail Trail
Easy
Iola, KS
Easy
7.1 mi 11.5 km Iola, KS
4.8 mi 7.8 km #8Santa Fe Lake - North Trail
Intermediate
Augusta, KS
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.8 km Augusta, KS
0.6 mi 0.9 km #9Madison Central Park Path
Easy
Derby, KS
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Derby, KS
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Small Loop
Easy
Derby, KS
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Derby, KS
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Mountain Goats
Intermediate
Iola, KS
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Iola, KS
1.1 mi 1.8 km #12Mt. Lehigh
Intermediate
Iola, KS
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Iola, KS
1.3 mi 2.1 km #13Creekside
Intermediate
Iola, KS
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Iola, KS
4.2 mi 6.7 km #14Meadowlark Trail, South
Easy
McPherson, KS
Easy
4.2 mi 6.7 km McPherson, KS
0.5 mi 0.8 km #15Buttcrack Reroute
Difficult
Arkansas City, KS
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Arkansas City, KS
0.9 mi 1.5 km #16Dragoon Slayer
Difficult
Fort Scott, KS
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.5 km Fort Scott, KS
1.4 mi 2.3 km #17Chautauqua Hills: Blue Loop
Intermediate
Yates Center, KS
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.3 km Yates Center, KS
0.3 mi 0.5 km #18North Trail - South Trail Connector
Intermediate
Augusta, KS
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Augusta, KS
1.6 mi 2.6 km #19Little Bighorn
Intermediate
Fort Scott, KS
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Fort Scott, KS
0.7 mi 1.2 km #20Post Oak Trail
Intermediate
Fredonia, KS
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Fredonia, KS

Photos of Southeastern Kansas - 301

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My favorite model
Dec 2, 2019 near Wichita, KS
The view is worth the hard work to get there!
Nov 27, 2019 near Yates C…, KS
Another section in the woods, equestrians are allowed to ride along side the path.
Mar 24, 2020 near Goddard, KS
The hiking path winds in and out of the tree canopy
Mar 24, 2020 near Goddard, KS
Keeper of the Plains
Dec 2, 2019 near Wichita, KS
Beautiful moss growing on a fallen log
Dec 1, 2019 near Arkansa…, KS
Lakeside Camping (Sunset Point)
Apr 1, 2018 near Indepen…, KS
Waterfall at Bourbon County State Fishing Lake
Jan 5, 2017 near Humboldt, KS

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