Whether you prefer traversing trails on two feet, two wheels, four wheels or four hooves…you’ll find trails for hiking, biking, four-wheeling or horseback riding at Kaw Lake twelve months out of the year. The Eagle View and Five Fingers trails are designated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The ORV trail north of the Sarge Creek Campground is strictly for off-road vehicles.
Bring your horse and explore the eastern reaches of Kaw Lake on the Five Fingers Trail or the southern part of the Eagle View Trail. The Five Fingers Trail extends from Sarge Creek to Burbank Landing. What began as a 12-mile long trail has now been expanded with many loops off the main trail with up to 40 miles of trails. For equestrian use, the Sarge Creek Campground Loop A, sites 1-8 are designated for camping with horses and have special pens for your use.
A third use of the Eagle View and Five Fingers Trails is mountain biking. Mountain bikers enjoy the challenges found on the Eagle View Trail from winding through tree-lined paths to cliffs overlooking Kaw Lake. Approximately 12 miles long, it allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle and connect with nature. The trailhead for Eagle View Trail is located near the Osage Cove Campground and has limited parking. After the first mile, the trail basically follows the Kaw Lake shoreline with rocky outcroppings near the shore. The trailhead is located at Osage Cove Rd. and Osage Park Rd. (GPS N 36 42.849 W 96 53.719)
Off Road Vehicles
Open 24/7 (except during the special fall Youth Hunt), the ORV area north of Sarge Creek off Hwy 11 is the only place for ORV riding at Kaw Lake. The ORV area is approximately 80 acres in size and is, for the most part, heavily wooded. The area is best suited for small ATV's and dirt bikes and is not open to dune buggies, Jeeps, and similar vehicles.