Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Strong City, Kansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tall grass prairie and its cultural resources. Hike through the extensive trail system among a herd of Bison.

1 month ago

Great place to spend a few hours walking in the open air. Easy access and even easier trails.

1 month ago

wide, well marked, mowed trails. numbered limestone blocks with a full trail map at nearly every junction. spectacular views. arrive before sunrise and hike up about a half mile to the north to a high point to watch the sunrise. well worth the effort!

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3 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Very informative and interesting. One of the best things to do in Kansas. Kind and knowledgeable rangers.

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6 months ago

I hike at Tallgrass at least 3 times a week over the past month. I have YET to be disappointed. I've lived in the area for 4+ years and only recently discovered this GEM! A lot of the trails are simply mowed grass with no gravel, but they do have multiple trails that are gravel or pea-gravel. The scenery is worth the drive! I visit Tallgrass usually after hours (center closes at 4:30, but trails are open 24/7) and rarely see others out hiking. The lack of trailhead markings is a bummer, but I kind of like the simplicity and the preservation that Tallgrass provides.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

We saw wild Bison along the main trails and several herds in the distance off the main trail. There is minimal shade so come prepared with plenty of sunblock and water. Also make sure that your phone is fully charged as there are several trails both main and off trails. We used our GPS off trails as it's easy to get turned round. Close to the main road we found a small wooded area near a creek and a couple of historical buildings.

6 months ago

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

The trails were pretty overgrown and wet when I visited on Labor Day 2016, which made hiking with my small dog a little tough. But the historical buildings and the trails off that main welcome area were fun and beautiful on a blue-sky Kansas day. I'll be visiting again soon.

9 months ago

awesome place wish I would have came here sooner, nice easy trail, historic buildings.

9 months ago

Love this place. You can get lost on the prairie. Lots of options.

10 months ago

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Made about a 10 mile loop hike...saw the Bison heard. Suggest binoculars and a good camera for best photo results..take water.Very enjoyable hike....wide open country...do not consider a summer time hike..no shade... otherwise do it.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016