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hiking
22 hours ago

Rolling prairie with some nice rock ledges and caves. The majority is easy hiking. However, you can get into moderate difficulty if you choose to climb up/down the rock ledges and to/from the caves.

Fascinating documented history about this Canyon includes Native Americans using it to corral their horses; old West horse thieves running their stolen livestock into it for corralling; and the Jesse James gang hid their bounty in this Canyon on occasion and then came back later to retrieve it.

walking
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walking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Good trail

hiking
2 days ago

walking
4 days 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.

We actually did the Orange, Gold, Red and Violet trails on this one hike. Very rocky throughout. Wear hiking boots for sure. And bring water!! Be careful of bikers in the narrow parts of the trail.

great trail for relaxing family walk.

trail running
8 days ago