Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Konza Godwin Hill Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Manhattan, Kansas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 459 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

Views

Wild flowers

Closed

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Contact
Getting There

Note: As of September 2019, this trail is temporarily closed for maintenance. Please check with the natural area page for more information. 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. The trail markers takes you left when the trail forks just after you cross Kings Creek.

A Parking lot is located at the trailhead which is on the the northwest corner of the prairie. A trail guide is available to enhance your experience and understanding of the geography. A $2 use fee is suggested but not required.

Konza Prairie Biological Station Division of Biology Kansas State University 116 Ackert Hall Manhattan, KS 665060112 Telephone: 785-587-0441 Fax: 785-539-7845

From Interstate I-70, take exit 307 (County rd. 109), turn north, travel about 2 miles to entry on the right.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (117)
Photos (278)
Recordings (71)
Completed (241)
Rose Flower
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 11, 2020
HikingRocky
View Rose's Recording
Jessie Lamphier
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMay 9, 2020
HikingRocky
View Jessie's Recording
Abby Gibbons
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 25, 2020
Hiking

Ok

View Abby's Recording
Kevin Lassiter
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 15, 2020

great trail, very well maintained with scenic views of the Konza prairie

Kevin Muff
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 21, 2020
Hiking

Great trail with open hiking and wooded outskirts. Change of scenery. Beautiful place to hike with combinations of short level walks and decent climbs as well.

Sheila Haughn
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 21, 2019
Hiking

Nice scenic trail for a fall hike. A pretty good elevation gain at the beginning of the trail. There is a small wooded area, but mostly rolling hills of prairie and sunshine. In the summer with very little shade it could get hot on this trail.

Scott Severns
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 1, 2019
Hiking

This trail is temporarily closed for maintenance. It says to call 539–1961 for more information this was a disappointment after I talk my wife into coming off the interstate for a nice short hike

Jennifer Ross Reynolds
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 13, 2019
Hiking

great trail. very well maintained. plenty of solitude once you pass the short loop. gorgeous views. take plenty of water.

View Jennifer's Recording
Lucas Ranker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 23, 2019

Great views, easy inclines.

Bobby Schwarz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 22, 2019
Hiking

I would recommend to anyone. Nice gradual climbs, beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife.

Brian McCarty
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 27, 2018

An excellent hike that is more varied than you might expect, with respectable ascents and descents, rock outcrops, and wonderful views from valley and ridge top alike (including views of Manhattan in the distance). I can’t recommend this one enough.

Christina Stander
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 20, 2018

Really enjoyed the views and the paths were easy to follow!

A Z
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 19, 2018
Hiking

Love all 3 of the Konza trails! The second and third loops are very sunny. They are especially beautiful in spring/early summer when there is an abundance of wildflowers!

Tyson Ashley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 9, 2018
Hiking

Beautiful trail. Not much shade. I would advise wearing a sun hat.

Anthony Martinez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 28, 2018

Beautiful hike that our whole family loves! Our four kids get excited every time we mention it. Best advice is to get there when the trail opens. We weren’t on the trail five minutes before we spotted dear grazing near the bridges.

Ian Manly
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 28, 2018
Hiking

This is a beautiful trail that gives you an excellent taste of the Flint Hills and the prairie.

C. S
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 2, 2018

fun hike for various ages.

Brittany Withers
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarDecember 4, 2017

beautiful hike but difficult, at least for us. def not kid friendly unless older and most def not stroller friendly.

Joshua Eggar
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 29, 2017
Running

Beautiful nature trail system that's good for hiking and trail running. There's a nice amount of ascent and the views at the top are definitely worth it.

Dan Schuerch
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 13, 2017
Running

Excellent training value at a conveniently close location. This loop was only about 6 miles, but I found it a nice mix of both medium- and small-hillwork. Moderately technical terrain, mostly hard doubletrack, and plenty windy when I ran it. The views were memorable, too. Good location for dedicated hill repeats (

Brandon Corolla
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2017
Hiking

A nice easy hike that was well marked. There was plenty to see and took about two and a half hours at a leisurely pace.

Korrine Morris Rudderow
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 4, 2017

So beautiful. Second time doing the 6 mile hike and it was amazing both times.

Anita Stuckenschmidt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 1, 2017

There are actually 3 loops of 2, 4, and 6 mile lengths. Possibly the closest thing left to indigenous tall grass prairie. we live near and hike it often. PLEASE NOTE this is private Conservancy property, and research is ongoing. People have been ignoring the 3 simple rules, and there has been serious discussion about closing them. The rules are: no dogs, stay on trail, closed from sundown ti sunup.

Matt Buel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 15, 2017

Well maintained trails, can be crowded with limited other trails in the area but worth seeing once

Alice Todd
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 21, 2017
Walking

had everything from hills, flat, and beautiful scenery. lengths were good. we did the whole route a bit over 2 hours.

Linsey Thibault
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 24, 2017
Walking

Wonderful trail. I don't make it out as much as I would like, but definitely a good trail.

Caden Caden Stirtz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 30, 2017
Running

The view made me stop running for a bit after I ran up the stairs. Awesome place.

Teresa Martin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 24, 2016

Was there for the first time last Saturday. Great trails. Was a beautiful day for a hike.

Rick L.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 23, 2016

Nice trail great overlooks

Skyler Skyler Windhorst
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 24, 2016
Walking

Awesome views.

Showing results 1 - 30 of 117