Osage Nature Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newton, Kansas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.8 miElevation gain55 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingWalkingRunningPartially pavedWildlife
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Jessie Wessie
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Hiking

Beautiful Kansas scenery. Family friendly, ages 1 through teenager on to adult all enjoyed the walk and exploring. Dog friendly.

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Bob Baldwin
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Branda Barton
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Hiking

Fun little trail. We made an early morning go of it and it was very peaceful.

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Zailan Wiggins
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Hiking

A long and relaxing trail. Not too many bugs. Would highly recommend.

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Patricia Oliphant
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this trail is well maintained. The grassy areas are mowed wide enough for you to pass by other hikers. A little muddy this morning, but it rained a day or two ago. plenty of shaded areas and multiple paths and offshoots from main path. Leashed dog friendly, but watch out for ticks!

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Zailan Wiggins
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HikingOff trail

Great trail, lots of routes. Would highly recommend.

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Barbara Merrifield
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Jason Nelson
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HikingMuddy

Good equestrian and kid trail

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Karina Vazquez
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Was a great day for a walk on the nature trail. Some areas are flooded this time of year. I was not very impressed. I did enjoy the nice quite place.

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Katie Buerger
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this trail! Some parts are paved, but it’s mostly grass which my pup loved! Will be going back.

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Jeremy Berger
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Hiking

We took our children 1 & 3 and we took the long trail. It wasn't to bad except all of the horse hoof indentions in the dirt made it a very rugged wagon ride for our 2 little guys. There was also a small tree down over one of the paths. I was able to get the wagon over it (barely). Overall it was nice. We will go back again.

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Matt Rathbun
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HikingMuddy

Went on a short hike with a cub scout den. The trail was extremely wet and muddy, so we pretty much stayed on the upper/drier parts. Parts of the upper portion were paved. There were plenty of spots to stop and look down into the lower portions where the creek runs. Beautiful spring scenery!

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Sherry Jones
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Not well marked. not very difficult. looks to be more of an equestrian trail.

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David H
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Hiking

Took the short 0.5 mile loop that ends at a memorial for the homeless and indigent people of Harvey County.

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jordan couturier
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Not a bad run route. It was pretty muddy at times but it had rained in the last 24 hours and it is a equestrian trail. The map could be better and trails marked clearly. But, it makes for a good hike or trail run if you're in the area.

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Davin Morris
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Hiked this trail in the morning with the kids (4 & 8). We seen a very large covey of bobwhite quail at the trail head. Easy going with just a few small hills and the path was maintained well. If you are looking for a quick excuse to get out of the house and see a little nature this will sure do the trick! (FYI..I could not get cell service, while on trail) 1/5/18

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King David Schwenk
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wonderfull

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Matthew Ediger
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Hiking

Great trail for Kansas, this trail has many off shoots and alternate route. Overall this trail is accurately depicted as easy, but this by no means diminishes its quality as a trail.

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Jasmine G
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Hiking

There are a few different paths that you can take. There's a very easy one which is semi paved (there are parts where the pavement ends). This one loops and is .44mi. The neat thing about this one is that there is a memorial dedicated to the homeless. The other paths are more off trails that we would consider moderate which, when we went (mother's day 2017), has several parts that make you tread through swamp areas (not too deep but deep enough that your shoes get wet). This is more of the loop you see on the map. There are other paths that you can take as well. None of the paths are marked so make sure that your mobile phone is charged so you can check the path as you hike.

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Robert Robbins
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Walking

Nice Trail and plenty of scenery.

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Rachel Sample
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Hiking

Pretty fun. Took my 10 & 13 yr old sons with me. They weren't thrilled that they had to tag along with me, but by the middle of the hike they were having a good time.

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Christi Norman
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It was fun hike with the kids, and offered beautiful scenery... We will do this again... ;)

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Chad Frey
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Running

Loved going for a trail run on this trail. Will return to explore more of this trail before long.

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Amanda Basinger
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Walking

Nice, quiet trail. It was well-groomed while we were there in May 2015

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Jonah Wagner
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Paddle sports

Great trail beware of bears though

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Jon Belsan
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Hiking

Went for a visit on a warm Spring afternoon. The trail winds in and out of tree cover so be ready for the sun on a Summer day. Thankfully there are benches in shaded areas along the Northern loop of you want a break along the way. The parking area is easy to find, simply following 1st St. East out of Newton and using the Osage Nature Trail signs that mark the way. Upon entering the trail you are met with a new information kiosk including maps and local wildlife information. The trail was well marked and cleared and served as a nice walk with very few ups and downs. My wife, son, and I enjoyed the interlocking trails that allow you to choose how much you want to hike. We will visit again!

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Marie Paul
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Walking
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I haven't been to this nature trail for several years, but decided to go today with my dogs for a change of pace. I was totally shocked at the poor condition of the trail. The actual trail was hidden by overgrowth, and downed trees! It looked like no one has cared for it in such a long time. Needless to say, we only attempted to walk for a short distance then had to turn back because the trail was blocked and looked almost nonexistent. I don't know who is in charge of the upkeep, but obviously no one is doing their job. I don't know if I will ever go back and it breaks my heart to see this once beautiful trail look like just an overgrown non-cared for piece of land!

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