Garnett CourthouseGarnett is the county seat of Anderson County, home to about 3415 people (2010 census). Garnett is the third-largest town along the Prairie Spirit Trail with many services for the weary biker. Garnett’s downtown, adjacent to the trail, is especially nice, and additional services are located along Highway 59 about five blocks west of the trail.

Garnett features one actual trailhead and two other popular jumping-on (or off) points. The first is Lake Garnett, at mile marker 81.8, which features camping and other amenities. The second is the Old Santa Fe Depot trailhead just south of downtown, a restored historic depot, at mile marker 82.8. The third is Crystal Lake, at mile marker 83.5, which offers additional camping opportunities.

 

Directions North and South From Garnett

Riding north from Garnett, as you enter the trees you will see the terrain to the right drop off precipitously. You will continue on a downward path until you have crossed two bridges that go over Pottawatomie Creek. After this point the trail will continue to rise as you approach Scipio Road.

 

Riding south, you soon cross over an old railroad overpass that traverses Highway 59. As you do you see a truck stop to your left and a roundabout that marks the intersection of Highways 59 and 169. They merge at this point and when you meet the road again at Welda it will just be 169. This section of the trail is more isolated than the rest and a gradual climb all the way to Welda.

 

Services along the Prairie Spirit Trail in Garnett

PhotoService, Address, PhoneServices
Anderson County CourthouseAnderson County Courthouse
100 East 4th Street, Garnett, KS 66032
Casey's General Store - GarnettCasey's General Store - Garnett
219 West Park Road, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-2390
Chinese RestaurantChinese Restaurant
115 West Fifth Street, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6896
Crystal LakeCrystal Lake
West South Lake Drive, Garnett, KS 66032
Economy InnEconomy Inn
604 North Maple Street, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6816
El Jimador GarnettEl Jimador Garnett
122 East 5th Ave, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-2100
Garnett Inn & RV ParkGarnett Inn & RV Park
109 Prairie Plaza Parkway, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6800
Garnett Trailhead at the Santa Fe DepotGarnett Trailhead at the Santa Fe Depot
900 South Main Street, Garnett, KS 66032
Harris HouseHarris House
407 West 4th Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-5740
Kirk House Bed & BreakfastKirk House Bed & Breakfast
145 West Fourth Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032-1313
785-448-6500
Lake GarnettLake Garnett
200 East Park Street, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-5496
Maloan's Bar & GrilleMaloan's Bar & Grille
101 West Fourth Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-2616
Mr D’s Bar and GrillMr D’s Bar and Grill
311 North Maple Street, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-5711
Prairie Belle'sPrairie Belle's
130 East 5th Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-2253
Tradewinds Bar & GrillTradewinds Bar & Grill
110 West Fifth Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-5856
Walker Art GalleryWalker Art Gallery
125 W. 4th Avenue, Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-3388

 

Garnett Photos

  • Bicycle Touring Through Garnett
    Bicycle Touring Through Garnett
  • Garnett Trailhead
    Garnett Trailhead
  • Looking south from the Garnett trailhead
    Looking south from the Garnett trailhead
  • Nice Crowd in Garnett
    Nice Crowd in Garnett

 

More Information About Garnett

 

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  1. KEVIN BELFORD
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