Although the Post Rock Scenic Byway is only 18 miles long, it packs a lot of scenery and history into a short trip. The byway is named for the stone fenceposts created by immigrant farmers who, not deterred by the lack of wood in the region, split native limestone into post rocks to serve as rugged fenceposts.
The route runs north from Wilson to Lucas on K-232 Highway, passing along the eastern shore of Wilson Reservoir, home to the Wilson Lake Trails, one of one of Kansas' premier mountain bike trail systems.
Length of route: About 18 miles
Bicycle friendliness of route: Very good. Although K-232 only has a narrow paved shoulder for part of its length, traffic is light at less than 1000 vehicles per day.
Communities Along the Post Rock Scenic Byway
See also: Kansas Byways Bicycle Guide