Konza Prairie Kings Creek Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manhattan, KS that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Konza Prairie Kings Creek Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile loop that takes you through the timber lined banks of Kings creek before entering the rolling Flint Hills tall grass prairie. Much of this land was part of the Dewey Ranch. Now buffalo roam the prairie again. A trail guide is available at the trailhead that describes key points and geography of the Flint hills prairie. The trail is lined with limestone pea gravel or follows a service road that is either bare dirt or limestone gravel.
well kept trail
I've lived here almost my whole life and didn't know about this. Well maintained and great KS scenery. Bring bug spray though! Great for walks or jogs :-)
Deer, two turkeys, lizards, dikcissells, meadow larks, quail and many, many wildflowers. Temperatures started at 70 degrees at roughly 11:30 am on July 4th and reached mid 80's by finish. Great experience of Flint Hills.
We didn't time this hike very well and wound up spending most of the last couple miles walking into the glare of the early evening sun. We got to watch deer racing across the prairie, check out what remains of an old homestead, and admire the prairie views.
Beautiful sceneries, nice easy elevation changes and very well maintained.
Love this trail!
Nice trail, easy most of the time but has an initial hill that got me a bit winded. Lotta wind which made it quite chilly, just be prepared and it's a good hike.
Enjoyed the beauty of the rolling hills. Prairies are a differant geology, but interesting. Vast views. You get a snapshot of what it must of been like to cross the plains. Great trail guide to highlight the ecology of prairies.