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.

Mowed prairie grass trail with a small "cascading" waterfall about half way through. Was led by a cute black and white Australian shepherd farm dog. Don't expect a lot but perhaps bring a journal and stop and enjoy the solitude for a moment.

easy to follow, good for any age, waterfall was nice at the end.

peace and Solitude at the waterfall area. Go in the morning where you can handle the no shade hike and enjoy the waterfall area without too many bugs. Lots of birds singing

Lots of ticks, trail is easy to follow. Grass is long on the trail and its hard to see holes in the ground. The waterfall is small, but decent.

Fun easy walk with our kids, 8 and 10. Lots is rock hopping. Mid April

The trail looked promising and we were able to take a lot of nice bird pictures in the Prarie leading up to the trail head. We were unable to go down the trail (June 12, 2016) because within 5 minutes of getting out of the car 2 of the 4 people in my party had ticks on their legs. We would try this trail again outside of tick season.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This is a wide grass mowed path that goes from along Beaver Creek and then ascends gently to some Quartzite Bluffs. There are no trees on this trail so breezes blow freely and wide open horizons are your views. Wildflowers in this area add to interest. This little used new trail In new "Touch the Sky" prairie make this a solitude seekers paradise. @backpackerneil

This short trail is now one of my local favorites. Very low effort to get to the reward of a tranquil setting of the waterfalls. On the way a very wide variety of wildflowers will be your companions. @backpackerneil

Monday, August 25, 2014

This point to point trail goes along the spine of a hill so that you have 360 degree views in all directions. Bluestem prairie grass and wildflowers are the dominant vegetation while quartzite rock also dot the landscape. Very little used trail with lots of solitude. Trail has information kiosks which gives some detailed information on this special area on each end next to small grass parking area. I felt as though I was in a 'Prairie Wilderness' @backpackerneil

2 months ago

Saturday, August 23, 2014