Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

1 day 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.

We drove approximately 2 hours after seeing an article online about the caves and hiking tails on Facebook. It was so worth the drive! Trails were decently marked, and there were a few areas of low water crossing. $5 to get a parking pass. There’s also an area where there are prairie dogs as you are entering the State Park

Loved all of the paved and forest trails! There is also a really awesome dog park here too!

3 days ago

Did a backpacking trip with the Boy Scout troop, very scenic trail. Definitely doesn't feel like you're in Kansas.

4 days ago

Nice trail for walking.

Great views! I loved this run.

4 days ago

Good smooth well maintained concrete path. Got a path that leads down to the river and you can enjoy some of the sandy river bank. Great for dogs.

Visited on St. Patty's day; clear, breezy day, 58 degrees absolutely beautiful! I don't know that it would be this nice in the middle of summer. Who knew this gem of earth was nestled in the middle of Kansas! Must explore more!

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8 days ago

Underwhelming. It’s over before you even know it and nothing really special about it

This is an easy trail that you can make as short as half a mile and as long as two miles, depending on which path you decide to take.

Nice trail. It was quiet and peaceful and not so far from my home.

Very well marked easy trail. lol bed the lake views

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20 days ago

Nice trail. Lots of people on a nice day though.

Great wooded area. Clean clear water even in the coves. Very quiet, clean. Plenty of connecting trails to stay busy

22 days ago

We love this trail! You wouldn't expect this scenery in KS, but it is well worth the drive.

Tucked away behind the city for a nice romantic or solo walk. In spring and fall the flowers are fantastic.

This really isn't a trail; just a short loop. Some good history here, and the view from the top is fun, but nothing fantastic.

It’s the best trails ever !!

This is the best kept secret in Johnson County. Quite, clean, secluded, well maintained and well marked trails. By far my favorite trail around Olathe, DeSoto, Lenexa, Shawnee.

Stopped on our way through Kansas and got out hiking. Very little traffic the day we went. Had hoped to see some bison but not our day, hopefully next time.

Decent little park with some good photo opportunities. I drove over an hour to get here and you pay a $5 entry fee so I didn’t feel it was quite worth it. However it was completely dead and I ran into no one for 3 hours which is nice for me because I like to let my dogs run around and go crazy.

Beautiful prairie and wonderful trails. We went to the (I think it’s called) “Outback Country” where there were free roaming bison. We wanted to play it safe and give the bison their space so about 10 minutes into the hike after seeing a herd of about 10-15 we turned back. We enjoyed a lot of the other trails and I would definitely go again.

We enjoyed this scenic trail! We were treated to two bald eagle sightings and the walk-in campsites were perfectly placed for the best views.

Used this trail for training for backpacking. Good trail not much elevation change.

I really enjoyed this hike. there are a number of different trails that intersect at various points so you can choose your own adventure.

Nice short walk with dog en route from Kansas City to Colorado

1 month ago

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

Great scenic trail along the Kansas River. I hiked the trail and there were photo ops every step of the way. There were quite a few very steep inclines, which was nice. There was a large homeless encampment about 2/3 of the way through. 5.5 miles is pretty accurate and it does loop, which I didn't get from my brief look at it on Alltrails. I walked in expecting to go 11 miles total. (Even though it does say loop in the legend!

Decent trail for casual walking

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