||08-24-2012 07:55 PM
Trails in Concordia, KS
I was doing a training flight over North Central Kansas the other day and was flying over Concordia. About 2 miles north of town, there were a bunch of offroad trails near the river. I made a mental note of it and figured I'd go check it out when I had the chance. It's only about 50 miles north of where I live in Salina, but I didn't want to waste my Jeep's gas to go up there, especially if the trails turned out to be bunk, so I took my truck, my girlfriend, and my dog instead of the Jeep. Turns out, the trails were made by a bunch of guys with quads, but a lot of the trails are plenty big enough for a Jeep. Now, there's nothing technical about any of the trails I saw, but I saw a ton of trails that would be plenty of fun for a day of Jeeping. I'm sorry, I didn't think to take the camera, so I don't have any pics, but I'm planning on going back up that way here soon when I get my Jeep put back together. I'll take some pics at that point. If anyone is interested in heading up that way, the trails are 2 miles north of Concordia on 81 (the only major north/south road in the area...impossible to get lost). You'll go across the river bridge to the northern side of the river and there will be a turnoff to the right. That turnoff will take you down under the bridge and to the staging point for the trails.
I figured I'd post this here in case anyone was interested in a (decent) wheeling spot in north central Kansas. It's no Tuttle or Ks Rocks, but it's way better than a dirt road. :D