Mushroom Rocks State Park
Wandering around

Assorted mushroom rocks

At only 5 acres, Mushroom Rock State park is the smallest park in Kansas. The compact size of the park emphasizes the strange shapes of the stone jutting out of the vast surrounding landscape. I liked roaming this park with my son, letting him explore the rocks while I tried to find the most interesting angles to photograph. It was a nice place to spend a half hour, and I'll stop back when I'm in the area again.

From the junction of 15th St. and 15th Rd. in Ellsworth KS, head east on 15th Rd (KS-140) for 10 miles to 25th Rd.
At 25th Rd, take a right and head south for 1 mile to Avenue K.
At Avenue K, take a left and go approximately a mile to Mushroom Rocks State Park - there is parking on both sides of the road.
Coordinates for the hike: 38.7258620,-98.0302970
Parking / Trailhead amenities
There is a clean pit toilet and a couple of signs near the parking lot. Make sure to cross the bridge on the south side of the road to see all of the Mushroom Rocks.
Trail observations
There isn't really a trail here - simply wander around and make sure to look at the rocks from a variety of angles!
Trail statistics
The trail is 0.38 miles long. The sum of all the uphill climbs is 9 feet.
Trail waypoints
0.00 miParkingParking and toilet
0.00 miHistoryPark history
0.02 miBridgeBridge
0.08 miMushroom rockMushroom Rock
0.08 miCarved stoneCool carved stones
0.23 miAssortmentAssorted mushroom rocks
0.24 miPicnic tablePicnic table
0.38 miEnd of trailEnd of trail
Trail map - Wandering around
Altitude chart - Wandering around History Carved stone Assortment End of trail
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain : Flat
Trail surface: Dirt
Trail surface: Grass
View: Open
County: Ellsworth County
State: Kansas
Country: United States of America
Official Kansas Travel and Tourism Blog
Kansas Travel page on Mushroom Rocks - this is a good site to visit if you are traveling in Kansas!
Printable trail map in PDF format (7 Mb download)
Printable trail map in PNG format (3 Mb download)
Waypoints in CSV format
Waypoints in KML format
Instructions on using a trail description page
Instructions on using a trail map printout
Trails in the surrounding area
Area map for Kansas and Nebraska (No additional trails)
Area map for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska (1 additional trail)
Area map for Kansas and Oklahoma (No additional trails)
Area map for Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma (1 additional trail)