Fancy Creek (part of Tuttle Creek State Park) is a park on the northwest shore of Tuttle Creek Lake with a 5-mile loop trail that winds through some rocky limestone terrain in a cedar forest. It’s primarily for mountain biking (hence the wild shape), but hikers are welcome as well. The park is dog friendly, but be mindful of speeding bikes. If you do bike it, you may want to take it easy if you aren’t experienced. This is considered one of the most challenging mountain bike trails in Kansas. Interestingly, Fancy Creek was once a collection of homesteads founded by a group that migrated from the town of Goshen, Indiana (one of our favorite towns during our Indiana years). This weekend we pulled together a group of 11 hikers and 4 rambunctious dogs to complete the loop at a brisk pace. It took us a little over 2 hours and luckily the weather was perfect.
For more information, check out the Fancy Creek website: http://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Tuttle-Creek/Areas/Fancy-Creek