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Average Rating:    (2.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

its an all around kind of trail it is good for hard core mtbiking or just jumping around on a bmx
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Latitude
38.42131826945341
Longitude
-96.17551803588867
Trail Directions
go behind the collage where the foot ballfields are then look for a little tunnel under the high why after that just go under it and you will find the trail
Trail Length
20miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
emproia
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 19, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Borobiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun ride. Very, very convenient to the interstate and route 99. Some fire roads, some very intense single track, we found some area that was extremely overgrown. You will itch after going thru there! It's only 20 miles if you ride it 4 times. Give it a try!



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Review Date
November 24, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: LeLan Dains ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is a must for riders of any ability that like to get off-road. However, there have been some changes made. A short addition has been made to the end of the trail that doubles back into some rocks and asphault that has been dumped back in the area. This makes for a short stretch of technical riding. This trail is mostly fast and winds down and around the river. This makes for some pretty fast and enjoyable riding. The trails West of 99 are still there, but at the moment are not rideable. That should be remedied in the near future, so look for more additions to an already great trail!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
One should also make the short trip to Camp Alexander for some more challenging riding.



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Review Date
September 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rick , from Emporia

Summary:
Where did you get 20 miles dude???
I've ridden this trail weekly for about 10 years. 3.5 miles!!! You can add 1/2 mile (1/4 each way) if you go west under the Highway 99 bridge. Not a very technical trail, but fast. Fun with a group, hard to get separated. Beginner to maybe intermediate.

Recommended Route:
From my house 1 mile get on the trail & ride like hell!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lawrence River trails.



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Review Date
September 18, 2000

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Brett , from Lawrence, Ks

Summary:
The 20 mile length is a stretch. This trail is maybe 5 miles. A good beginner's trail. Not a physically demanding trail, but it does make you react to the changing terrain. A great trail for speed. Make a couple of passes over the whole thing a couple of times and you have a great workout for the day.

Recommended Route:
Get off I-35, take the first left pass the on ramp. Go past the Kansas Wildlife and Parks building to the underpass under the interstate, find a trail and go balls to the wall.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Clinton Trails= Great for the all around rider. My personal favorite in this area.



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Review Date
June 28, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Drew Allegre , from Lebo, KS

Summary:
The 20 miles is and extreme stretch in my opinion. I'd say there is more like 3 or 4 miles of trail and you can wind around in cirles, covering the same ground a lot. You kind of start in the middle of the trail and you can take off either east or west. Heading east you eventually wind around a little inlet off of the river and it appears that you run out of trail...but if you keep going you stay to the left of a fence on a little narrow trail then follow a chat exercise trail for a half mile or so until you enter the woods again. Ride along the river until you run out of trail and then turn around. Going east from the starting point the trail winds around and it's pretty easy to find a nice little drop with a bmx type mogul at the bottom. It can be avoided if you don't think you can do it. You can keep going under the highway 99 (i think) bridge and just follow the singletrack that runs between the river and the interstate. When you run out of trail, it's time to turn around. This trail is smooth and has lots of little oportunities for some air. The key is to just ride around and explore and play. It can be ridden by beginners on wal mart bikes and enjoyed by experienced bikers. It's a swell trail.

Recommended Route:
Wind around here or there...anywhere you see a trail. Once you get through the tunnel go east on the gravel road and drop into the trail the first time that you see it to the right of the road or at the gate at the end of the road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lawrence River Trail



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