The Blue River Rail Trail will be CLOSED during rifle season, December 4-15, 2013
Winding north from Marysville, Kansas lies a retired railroad bed splitting the Big Blue River on the west and bordered on the east by limestone outcroppings, grass covered bluffs, and open farm fields.
Come and enjoy a quiet run, a leisurely walk with a friend or family time as you ride down the trail on your bikes and search for wildlife in this natural playground. The crushed limestone on the trail provides a smooth surface for walking, jogging, biking and cross country skiing. An abundance of wildlife, plant life and bird species live along the trail and promise to make your visit a truly memorable experience.
The Blue River Rail Trail stretches about thirteen miles from Marysville to the Nebraska border and encompasses 120 acres. The corridor passes through a diversity of habitats, including upland areas of mixed shrubs and grasslands following watershed ridges, low flood plain and stream crossings, timber, pastures, and adjoining cropland. An abundance of wildlife, plant life, and bird species live along the trail and promise to make this hike or bike ride a truly memorable experience.
The Blue River Rail Trail has been listed in the Top Ten Rail-Trails for American History by the Rails-to Trails Conservancy.
New Gates at Harvest Road and Deer Trail Road
Board members, Charlie, Mike, Fred, Bert, Randy and Maureen along with Jeff Blumer and Jonathan Nieberding worked to install the new gates at Harvest and Frontier Roads. Special thanks to Landoll’s for building the gates. Click here for more photos.
Your Stories From The Trail
I want to share how much I enjoy the trail, I have had alot of stress in my life lately and being able to go out to the trail to walk, run, bike has helped me. What a great stress reliever when you get to enjoy the beautiful views, listening to the birds, just plan enjoying nature. continue
Dr. Rail Trail,
I want to thank you for being there for me these last few years. Your treatment hasn’t always felt kind, especially on muggy-hot or very cold days; or when sore muscles and aching knees have beset me. However, mentally, physically and emotionally I am…..continue
Support the BRRT by purchasing a logo t-shirt or water bottle at Marysville Health & Fitness in downtown Marysville.
We appreciate the support of the Sunflower Foundation, a pilanthropic organization with the mission to serve as a catalyst for improving the health of Kansans.