Topeka: Eagle Ridge Trail

Witness delicate blooms in a peaceful prairieland on this 5.6-mile loop in Milford State Park, which also features wooded ravines and secluded coves.
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Witness delicate blooms in a peaceful prairieland on this 5.6-mile loop in Milford State Park, which also features wooded ravines and secluded coves.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.1

Waypoints

MSP002

Location: 39.1004409790039, -96.9027786254883

Stay straight across three roads, passing stalks of native bluestem prairie.
Option: Veer L @ 1st road; take short side trail to observation deck

MSP003

Location: 39.0994529724121, -96.9005584716797

Dip down into small ravine clogged with flowering
dogwood to a reed-lined pond with mallards

MSP004

Location: 39.0960083007812, -96.8989868164062

Milford Lake, largest in KS, glints like diamond; in .4 mi., continue straight as Old River Bluff Trail merges from R

MSP005

Location: 39.1026306152344, -96.8930206298828

Straight @ 3-way

MSP006

Location: 39.103157043457, -96.8985214233398

Straight; enter field of Indian grass, hundreds of tiny flowers

MSP007

Location: 39.1058082580566, -96.9019088745117

Turkey and deer prints briefly follow the trail to their favorite dining spot: a soybean plot planted on L

MSP008

Location: 39.1087989807129, -96.9041976928711

Trail links prairies with Indian blanket flowers and wooded ravines

MSP009

Location: 39.1018409729004, -96.9084930419922

Turn R; trail ribbons in and out of sheltered rocky coves

MSP010

Location: 39.1056098937988, -96.9117431640625

Isolated campsites near short cliffs

MSP011

Location: 39.1010551452637, -96.9089584350586

Straight @ T, then veer R @ Y back to lot