Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Length: 2.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: At Elk City State Park northeast of Independence.
Latitude: 37.25864 Longitude: -95.77939
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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.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1978
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Elk City State Park
4825 Squaw Creek Rd.
Independence , KS 67301 firstname.lastname@example.org
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