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.

Love walking this trail any season. So many eagles spotted today.

Very nice park with surfaces alternating from concrete to blacktop to boardwalk.

Very scenic trail, rocky and difficult at times, will rehike often.

this trail is local for us as we live in rural Franklin county nice simple enjoyable trail.

this trail is local for us as we live in rural Franklin county so it's easy to use it's usually always clean it's just a nice simple trail.

The trail is great! However, on a Saturday afternoon the nearby shooting range was very distracting.

I like the trail itself, but the bugs were out of control. There were spiderwebs, mosquitoes, and ticks everywhere. If the bugs weren’t so bad I’d love to go back out for a trail run, it would be a really fun one to run.

I took my boys here for a short morning hike. It was nice and definitely a great trail for a short kid-friendly hike.

Nice easy trail. We wandered off the trail a couple times to see other sights. Lots of deer tracks and lots of birds.

For the Midwest this trail has a lot going for it. It’s on a reserve with primitive camping spots dotted along this loop that overlooks the Clinton Reservoir, it goes through fields, woods and along the shore line. There’s some fun rocky terrain in quite a few places along with a few water crossings but nothing serious, there’s very little elevation but enough to get a workout. It’s very quiet except for the occasional gun shot (I believe there’s a range across the lake) but I only heard a few rounds and only came across one other couple hiking plus one guy camping. The trail is very well marked in blue, it seems to be well maintained (a tad narrow in places) and I imagine the poison ivy is fairly bad in warmer weather. The trail seems to retain moisture, it was a little muddy and even frozen slick in places but that’s part of the fun I guess. I imagine there’s a lot of wildlife out here too, saw lots of evidence of deer and raccoon so I’m sure there’s more.
I live an hour from here but will definitely make it a day trip next time and hang out longer in one of the camping spots, maybe bring lunch and a hammock?

Good for a relatively pleasant nature fix. Not yet too crowded. The water view is peaceful. Be prepared for noise pollution from 18-wheelers on the nearby highway.

20 days ago

Ran a 3.5 out and back. nice trail for any level from recreation to running/easy hiking. great for family. differently pet friendly and the owners seemed to ensure personal where on the leases but didn't clean up dog poop

awesome

backpacking
23 days ago

Not much of a hiking trail but great camping!

mountain biking
24 days ago

take wrong turn and you could end up on some hard trails. love it. definitely for those in better shape

mountain biking
24 days ago

beautiful

An excellent hike that is more varied than you might expect, with respectable ascents and descents, rock outcrops, and wonderful views from valley and ridge top alike (including views of Manhattan in the distance). I can’t recommend this one enough.

mountain biking
24 days ago

boring if you are a mtb. definitely for the hiker/walker/runner.

mountain biking
24 days ago

need to update markers without affcting the nature aspect. Not limited to just these 3.1 miles. beautiful.

mountain biking
24 days ago

cant wait for this trail to be extendedneven fuether south. hopefuly sooner than later.

Nice trail, good views.

way better then west trail

hiking
1 month ago

Would be a nice running or mountain biking trail when it is dry. Could be better marked.

You can drive to the top if you dont want to do the hike. Not much to see until you’re up there. Pretty cool little stone “castle” to check out with a good view

A friend and I hiked a couple of miles of this trail and then sat at Inspiration Point and watched the sun go down. There were lots of leaves on the ground but the trail was easy to follow and moderate in skill level. I appreciate the people at Camp Horizon leaving their gates open to allow people to hike. I will go back sometime.

Simple historic site but significant regarding the Pony Express. Its worth a little effort to make it to this site.

hiking
1 month ago

hiked this for its length and scenery. We saw a bald eagle in flight. Beautiful. There is a section of the trail marked to stay on the trail because of unexploded ordinances. Surprised no one else mentioned that. The trail was really well maintained with benches and trashcans.

I always learn something new every time I visit. Nice visitor’s center and fascinating history lesson.

Nice walking trail. Too bad the visitor center is closed during the winter, as it looks like an interesting place to visit.

I like this trail, but it is cracked in some areas. Not a huge problem though.

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