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Junction City, Kansas

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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Konza Prairie Nature Trail

    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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  • Manhattan, Kansas

    Watch the Sunrise at Tuttle Creek Lake

    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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  • Olsburg, Kansas

    Hike the Carnahan Creek Park Loop

    8 mi / 250 ft gain
    Carnahan Creek Park is located 20 miles north of Manhattan, Kansas near the historic Carnahan Church on the north shore of Tuttle Creek Reservoir. This secluded park offers visitors free camping in many roadside campsites, as well as remote campsites only accessible through scenic forest and prai...
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  • Strong City, Kansas

    Hike through the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

    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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