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Level: Easiest
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +10/0 ft
Total: 6 riders

Mountain Biking Southwind Rail Trail

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#17 of 78 mountain bike trails in Kansas
#2598 in the world

This is a rail-trail that follows a former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line from Iola to Humboldt. At the north end, the trail connects to the southern end of the Prairie Spirit Trail. The surface is crushed limestone, about 12 feet wide. There is no cost to use this trail.

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 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Start at Iola's Riverside Park at the north end of the trail, or from Humboldt at the south end of the trail. Parking is available at both trailheads.
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Trail conditions

Good (on May 6, 2017)
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Iola, Kansas

Intermediate | 9 mi

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  • DirtBum

    It's a rail-trail, so it's wide, flat, and smooth, with a fine gravel surface. The trail is well-maintained throughout the year, and is popular with walkers, runners, and cyclists.

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