Bent Tree - Kansas Rocks Recreation Park

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Bent Tree, trail number 121, located in the northeast corner of Kansas Rocks Recreational Park, is a steep hill climb trail with one of the most unique features you will find within the park. This unique feature is a naturally bent tree that almost makes the number "4".  This unique tree, with its graceful curve, stands as a living testament to the beauty of nature's diversity and the wonders that can be found in the most unexpected places. The Bent Tree trail itself is a moderately difficult trail that can be run in either direction and is made up of hard-packed soil and loose rocks the size of flat footballs. The top of the hill climb offers multiple lines across the only significant obstacle, a 14'' limestone ledge. This trail is suitable for any high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park is open on weekends, with varying hours depending on the day and the time of year. Annual passes can be purchased online, while day passes must be purchased at the time of visit.

Camping is not permitted on the trails, but camping is permitted near the office with 24 primitive camping sites, 24 RV slots, and cabin rentals. You can make reservations directly online. Amenities include fully plumbed bathrooms, a shower house, fire pits, covered pavilions, picnic tables, and electricity in the RV area.