KDWPT Considers Eliminating Prairie Spirit Trail Use Fee

Great news! Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism are proposing eliminating the Prairie Spirit Trail’s daily access fee!

Bike-Touring on the Prairie Spirit Trail

Last week, I led a small group of riders on a short bike tour that included the Prairie Spirit Trail. We started in Iola, rode the Prairie Spirit Trail to Ottawa, the Flint Hills Nature Trail to Council Grove, then … Read More

Ottawa Announces New Trail-Oriented Development

The city of Ottawa, at the northern end of the Prairie Spirit Trail, is embarking on a new development at the intersection of the Prairie Spirit Trail and Flint Hills Nature Trail. “Legacy Square” will feature a large covered outdoor … Read More

Iola Adds New Trail Connection with King of Trails Bridge

A new piece of trail infrastructure has been installed in Iola. The King of Trails Bridge connects downtown Iola to amenities on the south side of Elm Creek, including the Lehigh Portland Trails, the Southwind Rail Trail, South Elm Creek … Read More

Prairie Spirit Trail Repaired in Iola

The City of Iola has completed repairs on two portions of the Prairie Spirit Trail within the city.

Prairie Spirit Trail Birthday Bash March 21 in Garnett

Come celebrate the Prairie Spirit Trail’s 22nd birthday, with a buffet dinner in Garnett, on March 21st at 6pm.

Winter Facility Closures

Trail water and restroom facilities are being shut down for the winter, but that’s no reason to stop riding!

2017 Prairie Spirit Trail Challenge Results

Iola has once again been crowned the Prairie Spirit Trail Challenge Champion, in this annual summer competition of communities along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

How the Prairie Spirit Trail Contributes to a Culture of Health
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The Prairie Spirit Trail began an amazing period of trail-building and community activism that has led to Allen County being awarded the prestigious national ‘Culture of Health’ prize.

Prairie Spirit Trail Challenge: May 2017

With one month of the National Bike Challenge completed, here are the rankings for communities along the Prairie Spirit Trail.

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