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Santa Fe Lake, North Trail

 9 votes

Length

5.7 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

Elevation

160' 49 m

Ascent

-160' -49 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

1,306' 398 m

High

1,250' 381 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 8 hours ago
Some Mud History

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A combination of mostly flat single and doubletrack.

Andy Cramb

Overview

Do not ride when muddy. The lake manager will not be pleased.

Tall grass is burned in the winter, avoid riding those days. KSS will try to make users aware of these times.

$6 day use, $40 yearly pass. No horses or motorized vehicles. Bikes not allowed on the lake dam.
This trail is a fantastic addition to the south side trails that have been at Santa Fe Lake for 25 years! The combination of dirt access road and singletrack gives an opportunity for a breather between the twisting and turning in each wooded section. Due to camping areas and other lake restrictions, we built all the singletrack we could, but hopefully new trail opportunities will present themselves in the future!
Family Friendly: This is a great section to introduce beginners to singletrack, but is still great for experienced riders
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This side of the creek has to use a combination of both singletrack and the access road. You start out on the south side parking area and ride around to the north side using Santa Fe Lake Road; please use caution and obey traffic laws.

From there, you'll dive into the singletrack on the south side of the main access road. After a while, you'll drop out onto the access road and use that to travel all the way up to the north of the property. There you'll access the singletrack for a mile and a half before using the access road again to get back to the south section of trail. It makes sense when you get there, trust me.

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Mar 30, 2018
Karim Bekka
Did two loops of the full system. It was fun and unexpected to find so close to Wichita. 10.6mi
Nov 8, 2017
Shaun Delmar
Oct 18, 2017
Jack Kane
North trail is perfect, all dry! Rode two loops. 9.3mi
Oct 13, 2017
Colby Eads
Sep 28, 2017
Benny Christ
Jul 20, 2017
Mike Langdon
9.9mi
Jul 16, 2017
Jay Taylor
great ride, dirt "hero dirt" is perfect Except for the "mud road" crossing on the second segment. 5.7mi
Jun 23, 2017
Jack Kane
Trail is clear and dry! Great ride! 5.4mi

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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Karim Bekka
Wyoming
Karim Bekka   Wyoming
A sweet find so close to Wichita. My in-laws, who live in Andover, had never even heard of the lake or knew of any trails there. Nothing challenging, but a great way to get a few miles in on some single track. Mar 30, 2018

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