Hollenberg Pony Express Nature Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hanover, Kansas that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is best used from April until September.

Length0.4 miElevation gain13 ftRoute typeOut & back
Wheelchair friendlykid friendlystroller friendlyNature tripsWalkingPavedViewsNo shadeHistoric siteFeeNo dogs
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The nature trail takes you from the visitor center to the old depot with native plant displays. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station, also known as Cottonwood Pony Express Station, is the most intact surviving station of the Pony Express in the United States. It was built by Gerat H. Hollenberg in 1858, to serve travelers on the Oregon and California Trails, and was used by the Pony Express when it was established in 1860. Please note this is open limited times (see tips) Accessibility: This packed dirt, gravel, and wood bridge trail is estimated to typically be at least 5 feet wide. The bridge does not have edge barriers or handrails. The slope is mostly gentle to moderately steep and estimated to range from -5% to 7% grade. There is one ADA-compliant car parking spot with an access aisle both at the trailhead and at the west end of the trail at the Hollenburg Pony Express Station Visitors Center.

Historic structure, visitor center, parking for RV's

Hollenberg Station State Historic Site K-243 near Hanover, Kansas. 785-337-2635

Open March 14 - October 13: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday Closed state holidays

The Hollenberg Pony Express Station is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the center of Hanover, Kansas, at the eastern end of Kansas Highway 243.

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Doug Neidholdt
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Simple historic site but significant regarding the Pony Express. Its worth a little effort to make it to this site.

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Amber Vandenburg
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