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Table Mound Hiking Trail

Location At Elk City State Park northeast of Independence.
State(s) Kansas
Counties Montgomery
Type Backcountry
Nature Trail
Length 2.80 Miles / 4.51 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency State
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




This linear trail has a trailhead at the Scenic Overlook near the dam and at Timber Road Campground, northwest of the State Park office. Due to this trails length, it is able to give witness to the hiker many different and picturesque scenes. If chosen to begin the trail at the Scenic Overlook, the trail runs north .2 mile atop edge of Table Mound along the edge of a 20-foot bluff. After dropping through a crack in a rock and going down to the foot of the bluff, it turns sharply south. For about the next .5 mile, the trail passes along vertical rock walls, boulder fields and cave-like formations. The trail then drops down through a ravine and crosses the county road. For the next 1.9 miles, the trail winds through forested hills and crosses three small creeks. The final segment is .15 mile and is along an old roadway. This particular trail is blazed with blue paint markings and is considered a moderately strenuous hike. This trail has been designated as a National Recreation trail under the U.S Department of the Interior's National Trail System.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 1/1

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


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Additional Information

Width: 0 inches.

Primary Surface: Not Available

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1978

Date Last Updated: 04/02/2013


Contact Information

Trail management:
Elk City State Park
4825 Squaw Creek Rd.
Independence , KS 67301


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Website View/Download



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