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Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

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Address: McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502
Phone Number: 785-587-0441

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Great hike

We did a hike from the parking area to the summit of one of the hills. About 1-1.5 miles is what we did, but there are much longer trails. Nice view of the Flint Hills from where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a hike from the parking area to the summit of one of the hills. About 1-1.5 miles is what we did, but there are much longer trails. Nice view of the Flint Hills from where we stopped. Hot July day limited us. Beautiful scenery and walk into the natural area.

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North, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Konza Prairie was a magnificent place to visit. Open spaces to walk. We were lucky to arrive when a group of school children were learning in the old school house. It was like "Little House on the Prairie". So happy we made the visit.

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manhattan ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Take the time to listen to the grass grow. It is one of the only natural grass preserves in the United States. It has thousands of different grasses, some planted or brought by pioneers and some brought by the wind.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

The hiking trail is easily accessible by car. There are actually 3 trails that all start at the same trailhead and just make longer loops. It all depends on whether you want to hike the 2, 4 or 6 mile trail. All are good trails with nice views of the surrounding river valley. In spring you may see turkeys and... More 

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Junction City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

There's a place on K-177 that has a gazebo and walking paths that take you right to the edge of the cliff. No matter what the season, you can always plan on a great picture from here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I run a race in the area every year. It is a 25K trail race through the Konza Prairie. Absolutely gorgeous and worth going for the race or just to hike through.

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We would not have heard about this place except for relatives that live in the area. This is a research center, but has hiking trails through the prairie. There are beautiful views that give you a sense of what this part of the world looked like before farms, settlements, etc. Beautiful flowers abound in the summer, but even in the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very beautiful. If you want to experience the Midwest prairie and get some good shots, go in the fall and take pics in the late afternoon when the shadows are awesome. Just beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Multiple trails to hike, maps available. Beautiful scenery. We hiked to watch sunrise, well worth the trip!

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Flint Hills, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a good place to stretch your legs and enjoy the Flint Hills Anytime is a good time with the wild flowers blooming from Spring till Fall.

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