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Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

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Seriously. The Konza Prairie is a special place to walk. There is so little prairie left and this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Francine C
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An Oasis of Respite in Kansas

I love to visit Konza as often as possible. It’s a lovely place for a hike, and a treasure that... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Manhattan, Kansas
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McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously. The Konza Prairie is a special place to walk. There is so little prairie left and this reminds us of how vast our country was when Lewis and Clark journeyed. In the summer, it can be too hot, but the other seasons are such...More

Thank Francine C
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I love to visit Konza as often as possible. It’s a lovely place for a hike, and a treasure that changes with every season. There are gems to be discovered with each time of the year including wild flowers and babbling brooks in the spring,...More

Thank Jordan_McAlister
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable hike with moderate climbing. There are three loops; 2, 4, or 6 miles. All start and end at the same place and you just choose when you want to cut over to the return side of the loop. Stairs and narrow trails preclude...More

Thank mitchm618
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We did this on a road trip to break up the drive. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing. We went around 2 pm as that’s when we got there. It was very hot. This is something to do in the morning. Also bring water. It’s a...More

Thank ColoradoTourist
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Great family outing on the Konza Prairie. Good trails. Can challenge yourself if you’d like. Lovely vistas, saw deer, turkeys and lots of songbirds. Take water!!! They ask for a donation to keep the place going.

Thank msrbhall
Reviewed July 6, 2018

My dad was in town from Texas, so we decided to take a hike on the Konza; 4.5 miles. The scenery was breath-taking and the maps along the route were easy to read. Bring water.

Thank pnkybrwstr
Reviewed February 11, 2018

I do this hike once ever season. There are three loop trails of prairie/rolling hills 2, 4, and 6 miles long that are good for hiking or running anytime of year. You may see deer, turkey, rabbit, different types of birds and vegetation native to...More

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed December 6, 2017

My boyfriend and I did the 4.4 mile loop which featured some pretty steep inclines, but they were worth it for the dramatic and spectacular views! The trail is well maintained and very well marked. There's no water on-site, so be sure to bring enough...More

1  Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Took the 3 mile nature trail as we were limited on time as we got there only 2 hours prior to sunset. Beautiful scenery, nice trails and lots of birds. Also saw a few deer. Would love to spend more time here.

Thank foodfancierEastCoast
Reviewed October 4, 2017

This is a good place to hike and see the Flint Hills. Lots of animals. Quiet with almost no other people. I can imagine it would be hot in the summer but it was perfect for us this fall.

Thank Gary G
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