Celebrate National Trails Day in Allen County, the King of Trails

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Allen County, the King Of TrailsThe American Hiking Society hosts National Trails Day each year, the country’s largest celebration of trails. In 2016, the event falls on June 4th.

Here in Allen County (the King of Trails!), we have a wide variety of trails to choose from:

  • Prairie Spirit Trail — The Prairie Spirit Trail State Park is a 52-mile biking and hiking trail that connects Iola in the south to Ottawa in the North. Free on June 4th!
  • Southwind Rail Trail — A 6.5-mile gravel trail from Iola to Humboldt.
  • Lehigh Portland Trails — Built on the site of a former cement plant and quarry, along the banks of Elm Creek in Iola, the trails feature both rail-trail-style gravel-surfaced trails and natural-surface trails for mountain biking, trail running, and nature hikes.
  • Missouri Pacific Recreational Trail — The Mo-Pac Trail is a short paved trail connecting the Prairie Spirit Trail to shopping, dining, residential, and education destinations within Iola.
  • Centennial Trail — A short paved asphalt trail in Humboldt, connecting George Sweatt Park with Centennial Park.
  • Fees Park Trail — The Walter and Helen Fees Memorial Park is a small city park in Gas, Kansas, featuring a quarter-mile trail for walking and biking.
  • North Elm Creek Micro Trail — The North Elm Creek Micro Trail is a short social trail located at North Elm Creek Park in Iola. A bit of easy-to-access urban singletrack!

So get out and ride our fantastic trails. Can you ride them all in a day?!