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Best trails in Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

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Explore the most popular trails in Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Prairie Waterfall at Touch the Sky Prairie
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 33 m
This is a beautiful trail with many kinds of wildflowers along a sleepy creek that leads to a very secluded waterfall. The narrow creek and Quartzite rock make this a rock hopper's dream to get to the other side to investigate the view from a different angle. A short easy hike that leads to a secluded waterfall cascading over quartzite rock make this a great hike. The native grasses and wildflower help to keep your mind busy making the hike seem shorter. At less than a mile with very little elevation change it's a hike most everyone can enjoy.Show more
#2 - To the Sky at Touch the Sky Prairie
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h
This out and back trail has 360 degree views of prairie. Dominated by Bluestem native grasses and wildflowers, it gives you an idea of what the prairie used to look like. Few visitors to this new trail makes it seem like you are in a prairie wilderness. A little over a mile in length in each direction, this new trail runs along the highest points so that you have views for miles. No trees just grass and in the distance farms and farm fields.Show more
#3 - Bluff Trail at Touch the Sky Prairie
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
This is a lollipop trail that goes along Beaver Creek and along Quartzite Bluffs. There are wildflowers and the trail is a wide Mowed grass and has few visitors. This is an easy lollipop style trail that gives you views of Beaver Creek and circles around close to the Quartzite Bluffs. Native grasses, wildflowers, rock hopping and solitude make this a great trail.Show more