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Fort Leavenworth Trail

Average Rating:    (4.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Trail starts just inside the west gate of the reservation. It is primarily singletrack, with a combination of rocks and roots in some sections. 2-3 fairly good climbs and a couple of rocky semi-technical descents. Some log obstacles to negotiate. Be aware this is a multi-use area and there are other users in the area. Web address provided has ride schedule.
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Latitude
38.341656192795924
Longitude
-97.9541015625
Trail Directions
Enter the west gate of Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation, (Any picture ID) trail starts just past gate on the left. Grassy area before houses.
Trail Length
8-10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fort Leavenworth
Zip/Postal Code
66027
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 5 (7 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
September 4, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Matt Morgan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail is being cleaned up now (Sept 2013). It can be ridden right now but is slightly overgrown on some sections. Downed trees and grass is being cleared to open the outer loop as well as some inner cuts. About 1/3 is single track, the remainder is old double track. This trail is "multi-use" and is intended for hikers, horses, and bikes. Not likely to run across anyone, but be polite regardless. Should have it mostly open by Thanksgiving. About 9 miles are open now. Open meaning - can be ridden without difficulty or having to get off and hike around overgrown areas.

Recommended Route:
Easiest Trailhead - Park @ Brunner Range on Sheridan Drive. Go south on Sheridan Drive about 150 meters, trailhead on left side. I generally follow a counterclockwise loop and do not cross Sheridan Drive. All routes will be plotted in Strava and Garmin Connect by the end of October.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Easier to get to than WYCO for those of us in Leavenworth. Not as many options as WYCO or Smithville Lake, but I would rather spend the time I save from the drive on the bike. Simply another option for NW KC.



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Review Date
July 27, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: augistiner ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail, as described on the previous posts, no longer exists. I moved here this winter and was excited at the write ups, but when I went looking for the trails I found that they'd been overgrown, cut off by force protection fences (Jesse James Canyon), and blocked by fallen trees. Most of the exploration I did was back by the Hunt Club and the Hunt club kennels.

Now this isn't to say that some concerted effort couldn't open the trails up again, but for now there isn't much there.

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Review Date
January 28, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: t80206 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is in addition to an earlier review. This trail gets very mucky after wet weather. I recommend giving it 24-48 hours after a rain or snow melt for it to dry out a little. Other than wet weather, it is still a great trail. Some new trails have been cleared that make for about a 2-3 hour loop ride--some of it with good downhill sections and technical sections.



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Review Date
January 2, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: lindstrc ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just in from Germany where we had some awesome trails, but this one reminds me of home. Good, fast single track with enought hills to keep you in fighting shape! Apx. 12 miles of track depending on what sections you take.



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Review Date
December 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Matt Smith ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a well maintained singletrack trail. It is technical at some points but is great for beginners as well. One main trail offers a good ride but the offshoots and alternate paths are fun too.



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