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Kanopolis Lake Horse Trail in Kansas

Kanopolis Lake –  Ellsworth Co. – Camping equestrians use Rockin’ K Campground (Trailhead A).  Equestrians visiting for day, use Horsethief Canyon (Trailhead B). Kanopolis offers 27+ miles of trails open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. Trails loop through canyons, trees, high prairie, and the breathtaking sandstone Red Rock Canyon. Northern loops encompass Alum Creek trails with views of vast prairie and many water  crossings. Extensive trail system could take more than a day to travel. However, no camping along trails. Check with park office for more information on trail rules and conditions. All horse trails start in Kanopolis State Park. Stay on designated trails; do not trespass onto private land. Prairie trails and Alum Creek trails in Smoky Hill Wildlife Area are closed to horseback riding and mountain bikes from Nov 1-Jan 31 (hunting season). Trails inside park (including Rockin’ K trails, Horsethief Trails, and Buffalo Track Canyon Nature Trail) are open year-round. Portions of trails may be closed during high water; low  water crossings can become hazardous or impassable at times. State Park in NE Ellsworth County. Ten pads without facilities; 17 electric sites, 13 electric/water sites, 4 adjoining 20×20 pens, 3 wash bays, tie posts at each site, water at corrals, group shelter house with water (reservable), 10 15×20 corrals, modern shower house. Park Office 785-546-2565 or kanopolissp@ksoutdoors.com. Campsites may be reserved through www.reserveamerica.com. Maps available from park office. www.kdwpt.state.ks.us, click on State Parks. Contact Park Ranger Wendy Bowles for more information on riding and camping at Kanopolis: 785-546-2565, wendy.bowles@ksoutdoors.com.