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many trails on the property. we had a great time on a quick 8 miles. will def be back!

mountain biking
2 days ago

A lot of fun I always have a great time
highly recommend

Very well marked and maintained trail. Will definitely hike again. A few areas had very fresh tree falls on the trail but nothing overly large or blocking to much of the trail. Was some trash at a campsite but I packed it out.

Beautiful country but not a very long trail. Nice moderate walk.

Some great technical areas for all difficulty levels. Awesome place close to town to get out and enjoy some nature!

Took the family out today for a ride. Perfect for all skill levels with enough challenge to make it a lot of fun for riding bikes regardless of experience. And close to home.

Nice wooded trails that are hard packed and clear with slight variations in elevation. Walked by train tracks never saw a lake and followed red trail on app. Did not come out where we started. Somewhat lost at end vs where we parked. Poorly marked trails which led us to the street north of Sixth street.

Great little trail just outside the city. We did ~5.8 miles in ~2.25 hours connecting different trails. Some flat, some paved, some rooty, some rocky, a few small hills for a little more challenge in some places. Ticks are definitely present now (mid-June). Lots of shade on most trails, but quite a bit of sun exposure too. Bring plenty of water in the summer heat. Saw lots of butterflies and dragonfly-like things, and one little bitty harmless snake off the path. The observation deck had some nice purple and orange wildflowers as well. Appreciated no traffic sounds. Will definitely come back.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice mostly shaded trail. Took the kids today and made the loop. A little warm, but beautiful.

This was a nice trail once you got to the wooden section off of the asphalt. Would recommend to friends.

Fun outing. Not much of a hike really but I enjoyed it immensely. Unbelievable views and very cool to see the castle

nice Trail, beautiful scenery! But I am not from the area and was unsure where the loop headed back so I ended up hiking about 6 miles instead of 3.4.

The trail was beautiful, but the State Park map was incomplete.

Good trail for conditioning.

My friends and I went on a Saturday afternoon in early Spring. Very easy trails! We were very happy that they had dog friendly trails that they highlighted for us to take the puppy on! It was a nice afternoon and we were able to see different plants that were starting to come up.

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy walk in the shade and to get away from civilisation. Nice historic landsite menninger’s. Saw a deer and squirrels.

Not digging all the rocks gardens, tons of roots and fallen trees on this trail.

This is a national treasure. It is about 75% of the remaining tall grass prairie in the world. That is because it is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world with only about 4% remaining world wide. See the flowers and grasses that once covered most of the Midwest from Texas to Canada. See the last of a few genetically pure Bison in this insurance heard. The trails and visitors center are lovingly curated and protected by The Parks Dept and the Nature Conservancy.

walking
2 months ago

Fun and mostly easy trail for kids! Paved trail with lots of water access. Very shady so not extremely hot during the summer.

There is a portion of this trail that is 1.8 miles. Park by the Governor's Mansion, and always select the right trail when at a fork (starting with a traipse thru the meadow) until you've walked parallel to the train tracks as far as the trail leads. When the tracks are behind you, and you come to a left fork that leads uphill, choose it (you'll have nearly completed your hike). Up the hill (near your first wooded right fork) select the right fork on the yellow path. Final selection is the first left fork which will take you back to the parking lot.

This was a great place to visit. The map they gave me confused the heck out of me towards the end. Wish they had better landmarks on the trail map to identify where you really were. I got lost and was either on the white or blue trails. I don’t know. Lol I had to put the map down and try to figure out where I was. It didn’t help much with the one they gave me. But it was ok with that part. Really enjoyed my day! Would definitely recommend it. I will come back someday!!

This was a nice trail. I enjoyed it very much. As you get into the higher levels, just know that sometimes there are teenagers sitting on the bluffs and “might” be smoking pot. All in all it was perfect for an afternoon walk.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views of Shoal Creek all the way through. Much of the trail is shaded. Many people were swimming in the water.

fun variety!

Great views with plenty of open country. Nice for a day trip. Nothing spectacular but nice for Kansas.

The castle was neat! The walking trails were alright. I wish the 2 large dogs there were on leashes, I had to wait until they were gone.

Went on the 7 mile hike in late April. Early morning is great for getting your hike in before it gets too hot. Saw Bison and Cattle along as well as on the trails. Don’t get too close to the Bison as they might charge. The trail is very easy.

hiking
3 months ago

This was really pretty and had great views of the water.

Love this Trail.

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