Prairie Spirit Trail State Park

Location/Address:

419 S. Oak
Garnett, KS 66032
GPS: N38 16 48.9 W095 14 32.2

Contact Information

Garnett Area Chamber Of Commerce - (785) 448-6767

History:  

The trail is built upon a railroad Right-of Way which was the first north -south rail line in Kansas. The rail line was constructed in the1860's.

Description:

The only rail-trail in the Kansas State Park system, Prairie Spirit Trail is a unique linear park through three counties in eastern Kansas with eight pocket parks along the way. It is a greenway and travel corridor open to pedestrians and bicyclists traversing diverse ecosystems including tallgrass prairie, riparian areas, agricultural lands, and communities.

The trail is a hard packed limestone screening surface in rural areas. Portions of the trail are asphalted through Garnett and Ottawa. The trail averages a minimum of 8 feet wide. The grades are moderate and follow original railroad grades.

Camping is not allowed along the trail, but is available nearby in the City of Garnett.