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Wilderness Park

907 W McKay St
Frontenac, KS 66763
(620) 231-8310

Beginner friendly. 4+ miles of trails. A canopy of trees hides a gravel twisty dirt single track, double track fire roads & some exhilarating sheer dropoffs.

Major portion of trail system is ADA accessible.

Donated to the City of Pittsburg by the Casaletto family to preserve its diverse ecosystem. Its goal is to become a recreational and cultural resource for the entire Southeast Kansas area to enjoy. Amenities: More than four miles of trails travel a diverse natural environment that includes wetlands, forested areas, grasslands, and a portion of the Cow Creek tributary system. A major portion of the trail system is ADA-accessible along with more challenging trails that rise above on ridges created by open pit mining. Fishing: There are four nice fishing pits for your enjoyment – Deep Ell Pit, Little Pit, Long John, and White Snake. Park Rules: Follow Kansas fishing regulations, no alcoholic beverages, no horses, no hunting or trapping, no motorized vehicles, no open burning.

Gorilla Century Bicycle Fun Ride

1511 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-2212
tailwindcyclists.com/gorilla-century

Held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend since 2003. Roam low traffic, bicycle friendly country roads, past the awe inspiring Big Brutus. The flattest, fastest century ride of the year includes 100, 62, and 38 mile paved routes, and a 100 kilometer gravel grind. Capped at 1,000 riders.

Drywood Creek Mountain Bike Trail

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Crawford

7 mile walking and mountain biking trail loops the entire lake and can be accessed at multiple points. Permit required. Camping near trail in multiple locations. Open year round.

This trail is a formidable route for the mountain bikers who want a challenge in this part of southeast Kansas. It is 7 miles long, and with twists and turns and ups and downs it will give you a good workout. It goes around the entire lake and has been used many times to host mountain bike race events.