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Lakeside Trail

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Hike along the lake! There were several water snakes sunning at the north end of the lake the day we hiked it.


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1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

100%

Runnable

1,426' 435 m

High

1,409' 430 m

Low

40' 12 m

Up

35' 11 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fishing · Lake · Wildlife

Description

The day we hiked this trail was in early April, the lake was up and it was very muddy in some spots at the north end. Waterproof boots are a must. Once we got past that area, it was a much better surface and a very nice hike, but we were on edge every 20 feet or so as water snakes kept bailing off the side of the lake into the water. We got a pic of one of them from a distance and don't believe it was venomous; we think it is a plain-belly water snake. The snakes were all north and a little bit south of the swinging bridge.

There is another area that you may have to go around using connectors if it's flooded; I'll mark it on the trail. Overall, this is a very nice trail and very full of wildlife.

Flora & Fauna

Snakes.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Newton

Shared By:

Andy Cramb

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This is the walk along the lake side, very peaceful area.
Apr 14, 2020 near Halstead, KS
This section of trail was extremely soggy and it hadn't rained in a week or more.
Apr 14, 2020 near Halstead, KS
You can't see me...  We think we identified this as a Plainbelly water snake.
Apr 14, 2020 near Halstead, KS
Lots of fishermen along this area, there's a small bench made of logs in the middle of these trees.
Apr 14, 2020 near Halstead, KS
Beside the lake, back towards the community building
Apr 14, 2020 near Halstead, KS
Nice fishing dock
Apr 14, 2020 near Halstead, KS

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