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Salina's Singletracks

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This ride connects the three singletrack trails in Salina with a couple of trails and a city street.


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9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

50%

Singletrack

1,285' 392 m

High

1,223' 373 m

Low

250' 76 m

Up

250' 76 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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Overview

This is one way to connect the three singletrack trails in Salina, River Woods Nature Area, Salina YMCA Trails, and Indian Rock Park.

Need to Know

At Indian Rock Park, there's a couple of washed-out sections on this trail that you should watch out for.

Description

I chose a central point to start with good parking, the Bill Burke Sports Complex. The Bill Burke Sports Complex Trail starts taking you south to the Salina Levee Trail, South. This will drop you off at the River Woods Nature Area; don't miss your turn at Cloud Street.

The River Woods Nature Area is a great beginner's course, as there are few technical features in the area, but it's a fun area to get in the dirt. From there, you'll take the Salina Levee Trail, South back to the Salina Trails and, unfortunately, on a couple blocks of a city street to reach the YMCA Main Loop.

This is a fun trail that I recommend you ride clockwise, although there is no official direction. Watch out for trail runners...and spiderwebs. When you leave the YMCA Main Loop, take the streets back to the Salina Trails to Indian Rock Park where this ride heads around the perimeter and then a short climb to the middle of the park where you can practice your downhill skills either on the Main Loop, marked to the north, or the Staircase.

You can take the Main Loop to navigate the hill around to Indian Rock and then back up to the parking lot to do it again. Mix it up with any of the trails I've added on the map to make it your own featured ride. The Staircase that will test your skills with lots of short drops down a descent!

Then continue back to Bill Burke Sports Complex Trail...or do whatever ride you want to make of all these great trails. There is a master plan to connect the Salina YMCA Trails to other trails using the Smoky Hill channel, so keep your eyes open for this addition in the next few years!

History & Background

David Johnson shares a very interesting history of Indian Rock Park at historyhawks.wordpress.com/…. Please follow the link to read the story.

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Shared By:

Andy Cramb

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Crop fields line the Levee Trail around most of the city; it's a very peaceful escape from the streets.
Aug 11, 2016 near Salina, KS
Finishing up the Staircase!
Aug 11, 2016 near Salina, KS
Climbing up the trail.
Aug 11, 2016 near Salina, KS
Riding up the access road to the top of Indian Rock Park.
Aug 11, 2016 near Salina, KS
The overlook to the west as well as the entrance to the "Staircase" trail.
Aug 11, 2016 near Salina, KS
The Levee Trail is a great trail for all experience levels.
Aug 11, 2016 near Salina, KS

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