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Elk City State Park

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23 mi 37 km of trail 0 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 6 Trails Intermediate Trails 2 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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Whenever the lake lets out 2,000+ cfs, the River Trail and the Inner Loop Trail are underwater. And it takes a week after any rain to dry the trails out to where they are rideable.
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Trails in Elk City State Park - 11

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14.2 mi 22.8 km #1Elk River Trail
Intermediate
Independence, KS
Intermediate
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2.2 mi 3.5 km #2Table Mound Hiking Trail
Difficult
Independence, KS
Difficult
Independence, KS
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3River Trail
Intermediate
Independence, KS
Intermediate
Independence, KS
0.2 mi 0.3 km #4Camping Area Trail
Easy
Independence, KS
Easy
Independence, KS
0.9 mi 1.5 km #5Esse's Trail
Difficult
Independence, KS
Difficult
Independence, KS
0.4 mi 0.7 km #6Main Line
Easy
Independence, KS
Easy
Independence, KS
0.6 mi 0.9 km #7Hill Side Trail
Difficult
Independence, KS
Difficult
Independence, KS
0.8 mi 1.2 km #8Inner Loop Trail
Easy
Independence, KS
Easy
Independence, KS
0.3 mi 0.5 km #9Tall Grass Trail
Easy
Independence, KS
Easy
Independence, KS
0.1 mi 0.2 km #10Cedar Run
Easy
Independence, KS
Easy
Independence, KS
2.0 mi 3.2 km #11Squaw Creek Trail
Easy
Independence, KS
Easy
Independence, KS

Photos of Elk City State Park - 47

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Lakeside Camping (Sunset Point)
Apr 1, 2018 near Indepen…, KS
Another great view of the lake!  Be careful here though, I'm standing above an area that has slumped and fallen off into the lake; that's why there's no trees in front of this shot.
Mar 29, 2020 near Indepen…, KS
This is the lake view you've been looking for!
Mar 29, 2020 near Indepen…, KS
Great scenic view of the lake.  Careful, this is on the edge of a 40' ledge.
Feb 29, 2020 near Indepen…, KS
There's a lot of wildlife in this area, probably cause people can't drive down this road; it's closed with a gate and most people won't be interested in hiking down a road covered by the lake.
Mar 29, 2020 near Indepen…, KS
This area looks like it stays muddy for a while, be sure to wear funky lake shoes or boots.
Mar 29, 2020 near Indepen…, KS
interesting, there's about a five foot shallow sloping climb and they've placed a handrail here.  Definitely for all ages of campers staying in the area.
Mar 29, 2020 near Indepen…, KS
Very nice bridge for such a short trail.
Mar 29, 2020 near Indepen…, KS