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North Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Rolling singletrack under a canopy of Oak and Maple trees.


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4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,046' 319 m

High

975' 297 m

Low

168' 51 m

Up

169' 51 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

The trails are located within the Corps of Engineers Public Hunting Area and will be closed during Firearms Deer Season and part of the Archery Deer Season. Discretion is advised during the Spring Wild Turkey season as hunters may be present.

Overview

Over rolling terrain, the trails wind mostly under a tree canopy cover in the area known as Cross-Timbers and is completely within the Corps of Engineers Boundaries. The trails are a nice mix of flowing, twisty singletrack with large rock formations at intervals that will make you work followed by enough recovery to keep it fun.

Need to Know

The trails are located within the Corps of Engineers Public Hunting Area and will be closed during Firearms Deer Season and part of the Archery Deer Season. Discretion is advised during the Spring Wild Turkey season as hunters may be present.

Description

Badger Creek Trail is located at Fall River Lake, roughly 70 miles east of Wichita and two miles north of Highway 400. The trail heads are located north of the east end of the dam, along the east side of the lake on paved Badger Creek Rd. Follow the signs directing you to Whitehall Bay Campground. Both trails are marked with signs and designated Hiking/Biking.

The south trailhead leads you onto a single entry trail that branches into a completed looped trail of approximately 4.1 miles in length and can be ridden/hiked in either direction. A second trailhead, also designated Hiking/Biking is located 600 yards to the north beyond a low-water bridge on Badger Creek Rd. This 4-mile loop starts and returns to the kiosk and is also a two-way trail. You'll find a primitive picnic area at around 20 yards from the kiosk.

Contacts

Shared By:

Andy Cramb

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 9 votes

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Right after this location is a quick right turn climb.  make sure you're in a low gear and pedal slow and steady!
Aug 27, 2015 near Eureka, KS
The creek crossing was thankfully dry.  There are several creek crossings on this trail.
Aug 27, 2015 near Eureka, KS
Lots of big rocks to play on!
Aug 27, 2015 near Eureka, KS
This creek crossing is usually underwater in the spring
Jun 29, 2015 near Eureka, KS
One of the main creek crossings.  Watch for these rocks to be slick when the water is flowing!
Aug 27, 2015 near Eureka, KS
Two paths here; Right has a rock drop and Left is smooth sailing.
Aug 27, 2015 near Eureka, KS

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Nov 14, 2020
Sarah Collins
First time on this trail. I'm pretty new to mountain biking and this was a fun, challenging trail for me. Learned a lot, got braver, and will defin… 3.8mi — 1h 00m
Aug 8, 2020
Tyler Branine
Couple of trees down and blocking the trail. Trail is easy to follow, but pretty overgrown. 8.2mi
Oct 28, 2019
Jay Hawkins
Gave it a 3/5. TRAILBUILDERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK!!! It only needs a few directional arrows. Fall leaves created a "Bermuda Triangle" LOL.
Dec 18, 2018
Ryan McClanahan
Mar 30, 2018
Karim Bekka
A great time in the middle of nowhere. Very rocky, but doable. 4.1mi
Jul 9, 2017
James Brow
It was fun, kinda like the Ozarks. 3.5mi — 1h 08m
Jun 11, 2017
John Ward
Trail is in great shape! Just cleared some fallen branches. Get out here and ride!!!
Mar 20, 2017
Randall Romans