Explore the most popular walking 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.

Cement walk that is nice and level. Very flat walked about half way, to where the bend is, from the fishing area. Not too scenic. Trees obstruct view of the water. Bathrooms by the fishing area were disgusting. We were mostly in the shade in the afternoon. Trees on the water side. Wide open field on the other side of the trail.

7 days ago

Great trail - a little tough for smaller kids. 10 year old did great 7 year old with some solid complaints and 3 year old was losing his mind! But we loved it!

This was enjoyable. The trail featured beautiful scenery. We saw some wildlife but no bison on this trip.

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

My favorite of the 3 loops! Wildflowers are amazing in the spring/early summer!

hiking
2 months ago

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!

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

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.

It’s right beside a sewage treatment plant. For 1/2 of your walk all you can smell in human waste.

Nice trail. A lot of different flowers and great views. At some spots it can get tricky to navigate because of missing signs.

Great trail with loads of interesting points along the way.

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.

5 months ago

My husband and I hiked this trail on April 2. It was 28*, but the humidity made it feel even colder. I've never felt so cold on a hike!

This trail is short and sweet. It's a wide, easy dirt path with minimal incline, and benches to sit on every few hundred feet. It'd be a perfect trail for seniors or small children.

An occasional glimpse of the lake but nothing else too spectacular as far as the view goes. A solid little walk if you're in the area but nothing worth driving out for.

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
9 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
11 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.

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