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Level: Beginner
Length: 24 mi (38.6 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
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Mountain Biking Eisenhower State Park

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#55 of 78 mountain bike trails in Kansas
#10677 in the world

Eisenhower State Park is located on the north side of Melvern Lake. This park has two fun trail to ride. Five Star Trail or Ike's Trail has three loops to make a three mile ride. Crooked Knee is a horse / bike trail. This is a network of trails that you can choose what route and length of ride you want to take. This network in all is about twenty miles long. This is a really nice park so check it out.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
If you are coming from the south , starting at I-35 and US-75 Exit 155. Turn North on US-75 and drive about 8.2 miles to KS-278/W and turn left (west). There is a sign for Drive about 3 miles to the entrance to Eisenhower State Park 29810 S. Fairlawn Rd. and turn left (south) into the park.
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  • Schmo
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    This trail is the third loop of the Five Star Trail. This trail is a mowed path through the tall grass on the north prairie of Eisenhower State Park, Kansas. This is an easy ride and no technical challenges.

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  • Schmo
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    This park has great camp areas, 18 hole Frisbee Golf Course, Play grounds, Daytime Amphitheater, Small General Store, Boating, fishing, bike trails, horse trails and stable. Check it out online and see what you are missing. Lots of nearby trails just 30 minutes away.

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  • Schmo
    Reviewing Five Star Trail:
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    This trail is located near the entrance and is approximately 3.5 miles in combined length. Turn left (East) on the first road after the guard shack. This will take you to the main road. Turn right (South). Then at the very next road turn left (East). About 1/8 of a mile on the left (North) you will see the parking area and the Trailhead. This trail consist of 1/2 prairie trail and 1/2 wooded trail. It almost looks as if they maintain it with a riding mower. The trail is close to 6' wide. There are a few runoff creek crossing that are fun and a little challenging. There are 20 bow & arrow targets along the whole first loop. There are three loops that join in the center. You will have to ride some parts twice to complete the whole trail. This trail is very kid friendly. Kansas is known for our hedge trees and there area lot of them on this trail. The thorns are big and a nasty problem. Be prepared to fix a flat tire. In the summer they aren't so bad but the fall and winter the trees shed the apples and thorns.

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