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Elk River Backpacking and Camping Adventure

September 26 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

$80 – $100

Join us for a fall backpacking adventure on the Elk River Trail.  This is a National Recreation Trail, noted in Backpacker Magazine as the best backpacking trail in Kansas.  It is a scenic 15 mile trail that was a finalist for the 8 Wonders of Kansas.  The trail is on the edge of the Chautauqua Hills region, threads through boulders and up rocky bluffs and sometimes features small waterfalls as well as multiple water crossings – we’re hoping there is water!

We will camp Friday night then start hiking Saturday morning around 10am.  We will spend Saturday night on the trail and complete the hike Sunday.  If you don’t want to camp Friday night, you are welcome to join us Saturday morning.

WHEN:  Friday September 25th through Sunday September 27th.

WHERE:  Elk River Trail – located near Elk City and Independence Kansas – we will have to make a car shuttle plan as it is a 15 mile one way hike.

WHAT:  This is a backpacking trip.  You will need to bring all of your own gear, we will provide a gear list.

FOOD and WATER:  You will be responsible for your own food plan, prep and water. 

WHO:  This event is for women only.  This isn’t an easy hike, it has steep uphill, downhill and has some sections that involve climbing up and over boulders.

What are you paying for:    Dirty Girl Adventures will provide gear guidance, a gear list and an experienced trail guide who has recently backpacked the trail. The guide will include historical information about the region as well as information regarding the local plants, animals, etc.

Covid-19 Practices and Procedures

We will be working to maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more when on the trail, camping etc.  If we are unable to maintain the appropriate distance we will be wearing masks.  IF YOU ARE ILL, HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS, HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO IS POSITIVE WITHIN 14 DAYS STAY HOME.

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:

Refunds are given up to two weeks before the date of the event no questions asked. After that, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel or modify an event due to weather or conditions. Everyone will receive a refund if that is the reason for the cancellation. We will paddle and hike in cool, rainy or snowy conditions. Cancellation only occurs in severe weather or other dangerous conditions.



September 26 @ 10:00 am
September 27 @ 5:00 pm
$80 – $100
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Elk River Trail Kansas
Independence, KS 67301 United States + Google Map


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