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.

Spiderleg Bridge Trail

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
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0.5 mile walking trail. ADA accessible. Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Branch of West Fork Dry Wood Creek on Saint Louis-San Francisco Railroad. Built in 1914 to replace a wooden bridge. Includes remains of a 19th century U.S. military outpost.

State park permit is required for access.

Drywood Creek Mountain Bike Trail

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
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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.

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Memorial Trail

1 W Lake Rd
Farlington, KS 66734
(620) 362-3671
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This paved 0.25 mile historic self guided interpretive trail is ADA accessible and honors the Civilian Conservation Corps who built the dam at Farlington Lake, and includes a statue of a CCC worker and historical markers.

A state park since 1927, from 1934 to 1939 the Civilian Conservation Corps were on site to build the dam for Farlington Lake. A memorial with the statue of a CCC worker was dedicated in 2005 to honor the efforts of the individuals in the CCC that built the lake.

State park permit required for access.