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Creekside

Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

This trail follows Elm Creek, with limestone bluffs, rocky challenges, and some fast-and-flowy runs.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Singletrack

997' 304 m

High

966' 294 m

Low

63' 19 m

Up

65' 20 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Description

The Creekside Trail follows Elm Creek from the Eastern Trailhead west to the historic Sinclair-Hegwald Bridge.

The trail features a variety of terrain, including some tight-and-twisty singletrack through cedars, a view from atop a 20-foot limestone bluff, a rocky passage through a ravine, a quick plunge from the ridgeline down to Elm Creek, and fast-and-flowy segments through a riparian flood plain. The route also includes short sections on two long-abandoned rail lines - the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas, or "Katy") and the Mo-Pac (Missouri Pacific).

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Randy Rasa

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Don't get too close to the edge!
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
This fantastic bridge was moved from another location and placed here by the volunteers that built the trail!
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
The singletrack through here is great!
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
A break area along the trail on the Mt. Lehigh trail.
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
The Backbone Trail winds through the trees, with Lake Lehigh off to the left.
Jun 16, 2016 near Iola, KS
Entrance for the Lehigh Portland Trails, with the Backbone Trail straight ahead.
Jun 16, 2016 near Iola, KS

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Apr 20, 2019
Kevin Newlan
Jul 9, 2016
Randy Rasa