Explore the most popular trail running trails near Manhattan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful trail with stunning views! Saw buffalo at a distance and a few turkey. The kids loved even at the challenging parts, which aren’t that bad. We will be returning soon!

Nice trail with great prairie views. Easy hiking great for half day trip.

This is a great, medium length trail giving you some great views of the Konza Prairie

A nice, short trail that has some great views of the prairie! If you’re lucky you can see some animals too

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

My husband and I hiked this on April 2. It was about 30* out, but the humidity made it feel so much colder!

This was a nice, flat walk that with nothing too remarkable to look at except for the dam.

Everything was drab and brown when we were there but I imagine it's more pleasant-looking at other times of the year.

fun hike for various ages.

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.

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.

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
5 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
7 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

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

mountain biking
8 months ago

Essentially it is a highly maintained rail trail which covers the length of the city from Anneberg Park (west) to Northview Park (east). Very kid friendly and great for walking, biking, and jogging. Also good for off road commuting. The trail ranges from packed gravel to pavement and sidewalks. Some parts of the trail will close after heavy rains, but you can go around using city streets.

Awesome trail. Lots of good views

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

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!

Monday, May 01, 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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

All of linear trail is worth the time, honestly the best hiking trail in the area even if it is pretty flat. No matter where you are in town part of this trail is nearby, I'm not really sure why there are not more parts of it listed on here

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice trail with limited views

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

walking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Awesome going back next weekend to do the full 6 mile trail!

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