2,500 ft
69 ft
-61 ft
Avg time

East Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Lehigh Portland Trails
    Iola, Kansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

The East Loop is a wide gravel trail that connects the Backbone Trail to the BMX Skills Area and the scenic bluffs over the quarry lake. The trail also passes near the remains of old farmsteads, with stone foundations and rock fences.

The South Loop singletrack crosses the East Loop once, and passes near it another time. The trail also passes near a shelter house overlooking the lake.

The trail is about 11 feet wide, and is surfaced with fine limestone screenings. The surface is smooth and fast, and handles rain well. Even when the singletrack is muddy, the gravel trails can still be ridden. It's a fine trail for families, walkers, those with limited mobility, and bicyclists lacking mountain bikes suitable for the singletrack trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for East Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    968 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,004 ft
  • Altitude start
    982 ft
  • Altitude end
    991 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,095 ft
  • Distance down
    1,147 ft
  • Distance flat
    258 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 11, 2017
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
Directions to east-loop-60331 trailhead (37.907340, -95.390850)
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