HumboldtHumboldt (Mile Marker 117.0) is a historic city of 1,953 (as of 2010 census), located at the southern end of the Southwind Rail Trail /Prairie Spirit Trail corridor.

The trailhead at the northern edge of Humboldt features a kiosk shelter and decorative arch. At the end of the trail, riders can follow a bike route (denoted by sharrows) into town where they can find numerous services and points of interest.

There is hope of one day making a new trail to connect Humboldt to Chanute, which would fill a “missing link” in the regional trail network, providing a connection between the Southwind Rail Trail and the Western Sky Trail, which is a new trail being developed between Chanute and Fredonia (and ultimately further west towards Wichita).

Directions North From Humboldt

Heading north from Humboldt on the Southwind Rail Trail, the trail is well-shielded by trees for most of the distance. There is a picnic shelter at the halfway point between Humboldt and Bassett, which make a natural resting point. Also, note the many relics of the trail’s railroad history, such as signaling stands and switchboxes.


Services along the Prairie Spirit Trail in Humboldt

PhotoService, Address, PhoneServices
Camp HunterCamp Hunter
1st and Ohio Street, Humboldt, KS 66748
Estrellita Mexican RestaurantEstrellita Mexican Restaurant
901 Bridge Street, Humboldt, KS 66748
H & H GrillH & H Grill
119 North 8th Street, Humboldt, KS 66748
Humboldt Historical MuseumHumboldt Historical Museum
416 N 2nd Street, Humboldt, KS 66748
Stacy CakesStacy Cakes
804 Bridge Street, Humboldt, KS 66748


Humboldt Photos

  • Bicyclists at the Humboldt Trailhead
    Bicyclists at the Humboldt Trailhead


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