Hidden in the western Kansas prairie, Scott State Park is a startling oasis of natural springs, deep wooded canyons, and craggy bluffs, located about 12 miles north of Scott City. The 1,020-acre park surrounds the 100-acre, spring-fed Scott State Fishing Lake, and provides an ideal setting for camping, boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the site of the El Cuartelejo Indian Pueblo built in 1664.
The Bridle & Mountain Bike Trail is a multi-use horseback, hiking, and mountain bike trail about seven miles long that circles the lake. It provides both easy and moderately-challenging terrain, with lots of short but very steep hills and drops. The surface varies from grassy to sandy with some rocks. Since the trail is shared with horses, it can can be very rough in places.
The trailhead is located at the northwest corner of the park. A one-day vehicle pass costs $4.