Lehigh Portland Trails

Kansas

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Lehigh Portland Trails Facts

States: Kansas
Counties: Allen
Length: 2.25 miles
Trail end points: 1600th & Nebraska Rd and Southwind Rail Trail
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 8931034

Lehigh Portland Trails Description

This collection of trails was built of the site of a former cement plant and quarry along the banks of Elm Creek in Iola, Kansas. There are over 2.25 miles of gravel rail-trails occupying the railbeds of three legacy lines: The Missouri Pacific, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) and the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe.  In addition, there are 5.5 miles of single track mountain biking trails winding through-out the property. Riders will be treated to a variety of landscapes from rocky bluffs to elevated lake views to wooded wetlands. A picture perfect sunset is the reward at the end of a long day out on the trails. 

Parking and Trail Access

The Eastern Trailhead is located at 1600th and Nebraska Road in Iola, Kansas. It features a gravel parking lot. The Western Trailhead is located adjacent to Elm Creek Park South, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Elm Creek.

Lehigh Portland Trails Reviews

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The Lehigh Trail, at the south edge of Iola, KS has something for everyone. The main trail offers a hard-packed limestone screening surface, firm enough for hiking, biking, wheel chairs, and strollers, and is an excellent surface for the casual hiker/biker. For those who want something more challenging, there are single-track trails over rocks, through wooded areas, through tall grass, and along the edge of its namesake rock quarry. Lehigh has it all!

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