Elk City State Park Biking and Hiking Trails

Trail Open: Year-around

Area Located: Independence

GPS at Trailhead: N37 15.582 W095 46.079

GPS: N37 15.582 W095 46.079

Map of Location

Miles: 12

Type of trail: - Hiking
- Mt. Bike
- Canoe


Located in the Cross Timbers region consisting mainly of ancient post and blackjack oaks, Elk City State Park boasts some of the best hiking trails in southeast Kansas. Currently, the state park operates Four foot trails totaling 8 miles and one mountain bike trail which is approximately 4 miles in length. Two other trails, the Elk River hiking trail and the Timber Ridge hiking trail are also located at Elk City Lake but are not located on state park property.