Golden Belt Loop
ElevationAscent: 491' 150 m
Descent: -485' -148 m
High: 1,649' 503 m
Low: 1,549' 472 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)
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Switchgrass Epic Mountain Bike Trail
22.1 mi 35.5 km • Loop • 1,281 ft Ascent 390.47 m Ascent
Singletrack Russell, KS( 44 )
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“The gateway to the rest of the Switchgrass Loops.”— Brian Smith
Always yield to vehicular traffic at road crossings and any critters on the trail.
Some highlights for miles 0-22.5 (no cutoffs): There are 3-4 techy sections in the first 4 miles. Dakota Sandstone outcrops are frequent and fun challenges Lil Moab, the Causeway, the Rock Garden, Stegosaurus Drop, Cedar Surprise and others yet to be named.
Tower Hill is a spectacular view of the lake and Saline Valley wildlands beyond the park.
Local Club: Central Kansas Mountain Bike Club (CKMBC)
Land Manager: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
May 15, 2019: Rains Won’t Stop State Park Fun
May 1, 2019: Chickadee Checkoff Small Grants Proposals Due May 13