Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Kansas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

16 hours ago

Beautiful trails with so many different birds and sometimes deer at dusk.

Just walked this trail today and in some spots it was kind of hard for me and my son's but the views from the top were amazing.

3 days ago

Nice trail for walking.

Great views! I loved this run.

Enjoyed the hike and views of surrounding flint hills. Not the best time of year to see prairie life as most of the prairie grass had been burned for the winter.

1 month ago

Always one of my favorite short hikes. Usually very little traffic and I almost always see a few deer.

This trail is permanently closed

Great Trail. Some of the most breathtaking views I've ever seen in Kansas. Just incredible. Near the end of the trail heading back to the trailhead there is a tree that is straight out of a Tim Burton movie. Dead with wicked branches stabbing into the sky. We stood in awe and looked at it for several minutes. Hike this trail and enjoy life!

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

trail running
3 months ago

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.


Beautiful hike. Not too challenging and offers a lot of great views that Kansas has to offer. Trail was clearly marked and in good condition.

trail running
5 months ago

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 (

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.

Decent hike. Well maintained trail. Autumn change of colors would be a nice time of year to hike it. Could be a decent hike for snow shoeing.

Good trail

6 months ago

The Chisholm Creek Park trails are 4 looped trails (Quail, Heron, Bluestem, and Cottonwood), one an extension of the one before it. I elected to do the trails in figure 8 patterns using all the connectors as to cover all of the trails. This was about 2.5 miles. This was the dry season, so the water levels were down. There are boardwalks and bridges to traverse the wetlands and go across the creek. No bikes, skates, or dogs are allowed on these particular trails. The Great Plains Nature Center is also very nice. Note that when school is in session, Wichita and surrounding school districts will use this park for field trips, but the students are guided by park volunteers and staff.

6 months ago

great trail for relaxing family walk.

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

This nature preserve is managed by the Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks and is a mixture of native prairie, restored prairie and woods. There is an Olathe City park just east with a similar name (Prairie Center Park), so they are easily confused.

The parking area on the NorthEast has an historic home and barn, with a minimalst information sign and some paper maps. There is no permanent map posted. There was a QR code posted, but I had no cell service to use it. The parking area on the NorthWest is just a trail-head. Both trail-heads had portable toilets, but we found no drinking water available, so bring plenty. The trails are all wide, and a mixture of gravel and mowed grass (which may change over time). The paper map at the park was slightly different than the AllTrails map, probably due to different mowed paths. There are many loops to the trail system, and the signs were not helpful, so some type of map is needed to navigate the trails. I found no maps online at the KS parks department website (odd).

There is a lake in the center of the park with a dock and picnic tables and vault toilets. There are also several small ponds within view of the trails, and we saw a few different animal tracks.

A large creek runs through the park, and there were several trail crossings through the creek. Most were paved and all had only a few inches of water and were easily crossed in hiking boots. We hiked in mid-August after substantial rain and saw 10-ish different wildflowers in bloom. A legend at the trail-head describing the various wildflowers and tallgrasses would be a great project to enhance the park.

Due to the ecological conservation effort, no pets and no bikes are allowed.

Awesome trail. Lots of good views

Nice trail. Well maintained. Good open views at the top. No dogs allowed here so be aware.

Great trail for families! See awesome wildlife, everytime.

9 months ago

Easy hike for kiddos/families. We saw 4 deer on our hike last weekend!!

This was a great trail! Very well maintained and easy to access. I loved the trail map and self guided tour you can pick up at the beginning. It was VERY steep in some parts, but well worth it for that gorgeous view!

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.

Worth seeing at the right time of year, can be beautiful in winter if it's not too windy

Like the other konza prairie trails it is worth doing once,

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

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