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Southwind Rail Trail

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7.1 mile 11.5 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 109' 33 m
Descent: -88' -27 m
High: 1,002' 305 m
Low: 951' 290 m

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Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Randy Rasa

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A rail-trail running from Iola to Humboldt on a former railroad right-of-way.

Randy Rasa

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open dawn to dusk.

Description

This is a rail-trail that follows a former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line from Iola to Humboldt. At the north end, the trail connects to the southern end of the Prairie Spirit Trail. The surface is crushed limestone, about 12 feet wide. There is no cost to use this trail.

Flora & Fauna

Numerous wildflowers in season, as well as berries, fruits, and nuts. Wildlife includes deer, wild turkey, rabbits, squirrels, and abundant birds.

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#2

in Iola

#14

in Kansas

#3,229

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Runners cross the Elm Creek Bridge on the Southwind Rail Trail near Iola, Kansas.
Mar 10, 2015 near Iola, KS

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