Prairie Spirit Rail Trail
ElevationAscent: 710' 216 m
Descent: -640' -195 m
High: 1,135' 346 m
Low: 889' 271 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
Current trail conditions
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95.0 mi 152.9 km • Point to Point • 861 ft Ascent 262.4 m Ascent
Singletrack Council Grove, KS( 3 )
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“An awesome rail trail through scenic prairie land, small towns, and alongside many creeks and rivers!”— Andy Cramb
Family Friendly Take the family outdoors, they'll love you for it!
Self-pay daily permits are $3.50 per day.
The trail uses the old railbed of the Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Fort Gibson Railroads and is immaculately maintained and serviced by the Kansas Department of Wildlife. Please make note of the trail permit required outside of certain towns listed in the Restrictions section.
Randy Raza, an Iola cyclist, maintains a very detailed website about every facet of this trail Twitter and online trail status can be found here. Everything you could possibly need to know about the trail is captured there in more detail then I could ever offer here.
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