PrincetonPrinceton is a small town in Franklin County, population (as of 2010) is about 277. Princeton is the first town to the south of Ottawa along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

The trailhead for the Prairie Spirit Trail is located in the northwest part of town, just south of John Brown Highway, and west of US-59 highway, at about mile marker 67.3. Princeton is 6.7 miles south of the southern-most trailhead in Ottawa, and 6.4 miles north of the Richmond trailhead.

Directions North and South From Richmond

Riding north from Princeton, there is a slight grade downwards towards Ottawa. Most of the way is canopied by trees, which provide much desired shade on hot days. The trail crosses five gravel roads between Princeton and Ottawa, with a variety of smoothness of transitions.


The trail between Princeton and Richmond is wooded on both ends with most of the central section being open prairie. The grade rises slightly towards Richmond. Leaving Princeton, you cross the first bridge on the trail as you head south (Middle Creek). Soon after, the woods give way. and if there is a wind, you will feel it. As you approach the crossing of Missouri Road, you will see a circular house off to the right with a deck all the way around it. Ahead is the distance you will soon spot the Beachner grain elevator. Once the trail becomes shady and surrounded by trees again, you are within a mile of the Richmond Trailhead.


Services along the Prairie Spirit Trail in Princeton

PhotoService, Address, PhoneServices
Brand N Iron Bar & GrillBrand N Iron Bar & Grill
1457 Highway 59, Princeton, KS 66078-9085
Princeton Quick StopPrinceton Quick Stop
1445 Highway 59, Princeton, KS 66078-9085
Princeton TrailheadPrinceton Trailhead
Galveston Street, Princeton, KS 66078


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