Outbound Collective logo

The Best Backpacking in Iola

Looking for the best backpacking in Iola? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Iola. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Iola

  • Iola, Kansas

    Hike Prairie Spirit Trail

    52.3 mi / 931 ft gain
    Prairie Spirit Trail is a 52.3 mile point-to-point hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Iola, Kansas.
    Read more
  • Osawatomie, Kansas

    Hike Flint Hills Nature Trail

    91.9 mi / 1 ft gain
    Flint Hills Nature Trail [CLOSED] is a 91.9 mile point-to-point hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Osawatomie, Kansas.
    Read more
  • Independence, Kansas

    Hike the Elk River Hiking Trail

    4.0
    14.1 mi / 866 ft gain
    Just west of the Elk City Lake Dam is a small parking area. The scarcity of foot traffic is highlighted by the size of the parking lot. You'll begin your hike by crossing over a minimal footbridge that spans a small stream. Once over the stream, you begin a slightly moderate climb up the trail to...
    Read more