Tuttle Creek Lake boasts miles of hiking, bicycling, off-road vehicle, and equestrian trails. Many are established and maintained through dedicated volunteer organizations.
Detailed information on off-road vehicle trails
The Blue River Trail is a one mile long loop in Outlet Park near shelter #3. This interpretive trail provides excellent views of wildlife in all seasons. Bald eagles, great blue herons, beavers, and reptiles and amphibians are at times abundant. Remember that pets must be on a leash at all times to minimize conflicts with the wildlife and other trail users. Bicycles and motor vehicles are prohibited, and camping is not allowed.
Five miles of hiking/equestrian trails have been established and well marked throughout Carnahan Creek Park. Scenic vistas from atop the knob in the center of the park reward those who venture here. Wildlife viewing is good in Carnahan Creek Cove year-round.
Cedar Ridge Trail
Cedar Ridge State Park features the Cedar Ridge Trail, a half-mile handicapped-accessible trail with an active spring, scenic views, and varied landscapes. The Cedar Ridge Trail earned the Coalition for Recreational Trails National ADA Trail Award for 2001.
Randolph State Park boasts fourteen miles of hiking/equestrian trails, well marked and affording a rich variety of terrain and vegetation types. These trails cross Kansas Highway 16 and include both the north and south units of the park.
Fancy Creek State Park offers eight miles of hiking and advanced mountain biking trails. Winding through dense cedar forest and open native grassland, this trail runs along rocky ridges with scenic overlooks along the way.
River Pond Area offers a 1/4 mile easy access self-guided nature trail with ten stops. There is an observation deck that affords views of many species of wildlife.
The Western Heritage Trail, south of the River Pond Area, parallels the Blue River, through the scenic Rocky Ford Fishing Area, and ends at the bridge located on Dyer/Barnes Road. It is bordered by the river and big cottonwood trees on one side and an agricultural field on the other. Each side offers great opportunities to view wildlife on this easy-hiking trail. This trail also provides excellent fishing access along the river channel.
A motor vehicle entry permit is required in all state parks.