Elk River Hiking Trail


Length: 15.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Along NW shore of Elk City Lake near Elk City and Independence. (recertified 1993)
State(s): Kansas
Counties: Montgomery
Longitude: -95.80025
Latitude: 37.28185

Driving Directions

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The Elk River Hiking Trail is located on the northwest side of Elk City Lake. The trail is a 15 mile point-to-point trail which can be accessed from two main trailheads. The Northeastern trailhead is located below the west end of the dam across from the Fish & Wildlife Office. The Southwestern trailhead can be reached from Highway 160 south of Elk City. There are also several gravel roads intersecting the trail which can be accessed from County Roads north of the lake.

The Elk River Hiking Trail offers panoramic views from the tops of the many limestone bluffs on the northwestern shores of Elk City Lake. The trail crosses several small streams and ravines and winds through narrow canyons and under rock overhangs. The trail has blue trail blazes and mile markers.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Kansas Trails Council

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
US Army Corps of Engineers
601 E. 12th St. Room 746
Kansas City, KS 64106
(816) 983-3415




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