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The Best Hiking in Council Grove

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Top hiking spots in and near Council Grove

  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike Windmill Pasture Hilltop

    3.6 mi / 249 ft gain
    Windmill Pasture Hilltop is a 3.6 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near Strong City, Kansas.
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  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike Southwind Nature Trail

    2.9 mi / 295 ft gain
    Southwind Nature Trail is a 2.9 mile loop hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Strong City, Kansas.
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  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike Fox Creek Trail

    5.6 mi / 137 ft gain
    Fox Creek Trail is a 5.6 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Strong City, Kansas.
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  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike Ranch Legacy Trail

    3.5 mi / 177 ft gain
    Ranch Legacy Trail is a 3.5 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Strong City, Kansas.
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  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike through the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

    5.0
    9 mi
    Park your car at the Visitor Center and head inside to grab a copy of the trail map. If the Visitor Center is closed, you can take a picture of the map on the display outside of the building. There are several trails you can take in the preserve, and all of them are worth the time. I recommend st...
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  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike Fox Creek Short Loop

    2.7 mi / 104 ft gain
    Fox Creek Short Loop is a 2.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Strong City, Kansas.
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  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike Fox Creek Trail Loop

    6.6 mi / 131 ft gain
    Fox Creek Trail Loop is a 6.6 mile out and back hike where you may see beautiful wild flowers located near Strong City, Kansas.
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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Konza Prairie Nature Trail

    4.8
    2.8 mi / 236 ft gain
    The Konza Prairie Nature Trail is a special beloved attraction in the area. It is set on 3,487 hectare of native tallgrass prairie. The trail offers a choice of 3 loops: The Nature Trail Loop at 2.8 miles, The Kings Creek Loop at 4.6 miles, and the Godwin Hill Loop at 6.1 miles. All trails start ...
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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Konza Prarie-Kings Creek Loop

    4.72 mi / 335 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead, this very well-maintained trail is an easy, 4.6 mile loop. This is the second of 3 loops from the trailhead. The longest one is just over 6 miles and connects the Konza Prairie Loop with the Kings Creek Loop and the Goodwin Hill Loop. Don't want the full 6 miler, but ar...
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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Konza Godwin Hill Loop

    6.25 mi / 384 ft gain
    Kansas is somewhat known for its relatively flat land with nearly identical scenery across the entire state. One place where that differs is the Konza Prairie, a part of the larger Flint Hills. Totaling 6.1 miles this trail offers a variety of scenery from start to finish.  Parking right before ...
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  • Junction City, Kansas

    Hike Republican River Trail

    9.3 mi / 170 ft gain
    Republican River Trail is a 9.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Junction City, Kansas.
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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Hike Warner Park Loop

    1.7 mi / 137 ft gain
    Warner Park Loop is a 1.7 mile loop hike that takes you past scenic views located near Manhattan, Kansas.
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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Hike Manhattan River Trail

    5.4 mi / 95 ft gain
    Manhattan River Trail is a 5.4 mile loop hike that takes you by a river located near Manhattan, Kansas.
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  • Osage City, Kansas

    Hike Crooked Knee Horse Trail: Orange Loop

    5.4 mi / 288 ft gain
    Crooked Knee Horse Trail: Orange Loop is a 5.4 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Lebo, Kansas.
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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Watch the Sunrise at Tuttle Creek Lake

    4.0
    1 mi
    This cove at Tuttle Creek Lake is not in an official park, but it is open to the public. It is a place I have come to again and again. Be here an hour before sunrise on a partly cloudy morning and watch as nature puts forth its finest firework show. Don't be late and don't leave too early. Golden...
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  • Topeka, Kansas

    Clarion Woods Loop

    0.73 mi / 92 ft gain
    This is one of my favorite places inside Topeka city limits! It is typically not very crowded unless you visit during lunch hours, there tends to be local workers etc. who take their lunch break in the parking lot. There are 2 or 3 picnic tables and a bench as well to relax or have lunch on. Ther...
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