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Photo of the Week: Flint Hills Nature Trail

Flint Hills Nature Trail 01-2013

I had a chance to spend some time on the Flint Hills Nature Trail between Osawatomie and Peoria, on a lovely, balmy winter day. The trail along the Marais des Cygnes River is always an enjoyable ride.

The surface of the trail was a little wet in spots, but for the most part, it was just slightly tacky. Not the fastest of surfaces, but a cushy ride, at least.

Here are a few more photos form the ride:

Flint Hills Nature Trail Bridge 01-2013

This is the wonderful old railroad bridge just west of Rantoul.

Flint Hills Nature Trail Hikers 01-2013

I saw quite a number of folks out enjoying the day — hikers, equestrians, and other cyclists.

Flint Hills Nature Trail Wall 01-2013

This is one of my favorite places to stop between Osawatomie and Rantoul: an old stone wall that is slowly crumbling. There are no houses near this spot, so I always wonder why this wall was built, with such obvious care and craft.


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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

One response to “Photo of the Week: Flint Hills Nature Trail”

  1. Ezra says:

    Great photos! Looks like a nice place to ride.