National Wildlife Refuge System

MARAIS DES CYGNES
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

24141 Kansas Hwy 52
Pleasanton, KS, 66075
Phone: 913-352-8956
E-mail: maraisdescygnes@fws.gov

CARPENTER ROAD

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Bottomland hardwoods
  • Prairie
  • Birding trail
  • Parking area
  • Former county road now closed to vehicles

EAST MINE CREEK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Flat, easy trail
  • Abandoned railway with visible ties
  • Ponds, pond dam, small prairie



ROOT CEMETERY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel/native

Special Features

  • Parking area
  • Loop through bottomland hardwood forest
  • Coal mining area
  • Tall grass prairie


STATE LINE POND

Trail Information

  • Length: 1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Parking area
  • Field lane through woods and along levee/dam
  • Waterfowl/Wading birds on the pond
  • See remnants of old homestead


TURKEY FOOT POND/LAKE

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.25 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Loop trail
  • Turn right from parking area to reach one of the fingers of the lake
  • Lots of up and down hills - healed remnants of coal mining




Marais des Cygnes
National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: October 28, 2010