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    200 Horsethief Rd. Marquette, KS 67464

    • Split Boulder Trail
      • Length - 2 miles
      • Terrain – Rolling hills
      • Difficulty level – Easy
      • Usage – Hiking, Mountain Biking
      • Trail Season – Year Around
      • Built-in part by an Eagle Scout and Team LATRR, a Mountian bike club out of Lindsborg Kansas. The Split Boulder Trail is a 2-mile beginner or training trail for mountain bikes and a walking trail. This trail showcases some unusual boulders known as concretions and many scenic views of the lake.
      • NOTE: if Bald Eagles are nesting the trail is closed from January 3rd to June 15th.
    • Buffalo Track Canyon Nature Trail
      • Length - .95 miles
      • Terrain – Traverses a variety of terrains, the trail goes in and out of canyons
      • Difficulty level – Easy to moderate
      • Usage – Hiking only
      • Trail Season – Year-round
      • Enjoy a walk on the trail to observe native plants, wildlife, and the geology of the canyon. The .95 mile (one way) trail follows Bison Creek, which once watered buffalo and the wild horses. Numbered posts along the trail correspond to numbers in the Buffalo Tracks Canyon brochure which is available at the park office, information shelters, gatehouses, and local vendors.
    • Alum Creek Trail
      • Length - 8.1 miles
      • Terrain – rolling hills, 1 water crossing, some wooded
      • Difficulty level –
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback riding, Mountain Biking
      • Trail Season - Feb. 1st thru Oct. 31st
      • These two trails form an 8.1-mile loop across pastures, through canyons, trees, and creeks. There are two minor water crossings; this portion of the trails is easy to moderate in difficulty. There are two shortcuts that will make the distance of the loop 5.5 miles. Use caution when traveling this far from the trailheads; there is no short or easy way back once you get to the Alum Creek Trails.
    • Prairie Trail
      • Length - 5.9 miles
      • Terrain – rolling hills, 1 water crossing, some wooded
      • Difficulty level –
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
      • Trail Season - Feb. 1st thru Oct. 31st
      • Two trails, which are referred to as the Prairie Trails, connect the Horsethief Canyon Trails to the Alum Creek Trails. These trails are easy to moderate in difficulty with one common water crossing, and a shortcut. The Prairie Trails will take you to Red Rocks Canyon, a breathtaking Kansas Canyon lined with red sandstone.
    • Horsethief Canyon Trail
      • Length - 5.5 miles
      • Terrain – Rugged canyons, 6 water crossings 2 of which can be deep
      • Difficulty level – Difficult
      • Usage –Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
      • Trail Season – Year Round
      • Two sections of the trail system referred to as the Horsethief Canyon trails, connect the Rockin' K Trails to the Prairie Trails. The orange Horsethief Canyon Trail is one of the more difficult trails in the trail system. It has three relatively easy water crossings, but the trail is narrow in spots and goes in and out of rocky canyons. The blue Horsethief Canyon Trail is short and easy but has three water crossings that can present a challenge. These crossings can be very deep.
    • Rockin’ K
      • Length- 4 miles
      • Terrain – Rolling hills
      • Difficulty level – easy
      • Usage – Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
      • Trail Season – Year Round
      • Two 2-mile sections of the trail system are called the Rockin' K Trails. These trails connect the Rockin' K Horse Campground and the Rockwall Campground to the main trail system. These are relatively easy trails.
  • Modern Cabins
    Primitive Cabins
    Primitive Campsites
    Designated Equestrian Campsites
    Electric and Water Hookups
    Electric-only Hookups
    Full Hookups

    Exploring one of the 28 Kansas State Parks provides visitors an opportunity to see the natural beauty of this amazing state. The state parks system includes a rail trail, historic structures and events.

    • White-tailed deer
    • Collared lizards
    • Quail
    • Turkeys
    • Nesting bald eagles
    • Cedar waxwings
    • Indigo buntings
    • Barred owls
    • Ospreys
    • Great blue heron rookery
    • Crappie
    • White bass
    • Saugeye
    • Channel catfish
    • Trout
  • All restrooms are ADA accessible.  The Wildlife Viewing Area Trail is the most accessible of the trails.  Rockin’ K Horse Campground has 4 accessible campsites that are open to all campers.
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