Kansas June 23, 2015
These 9 Hiking Spots In Kansas Are Completely Out Of This World
Summer = hiking season…Am I right?! If you haven’t been hiking yet this year, what’s stopping you?! Here are 9 places to hike in Kansas that are completely out of this world:
1.) Wyandotte County Lake (Kansas City)
This "moderate" trail is 8.8 miles and perfect for hiking or biking.
2.) Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (Strong City)
The Tallgrass Prairie once covered over covered 170 million acres of North America -- sadly, only 4% of that remains (and it is most definitely worth exploring).
3.) Konza Prairie (Manhattan)
The Flint Hills are stunningly beautiful...So it just makes sense to hike them! (Don't forget your camera)
4.) Table Mound Hiking Trail (Elk City Lake)
From dense woodlands to rolling meadows, there is something for everyone's liking at Table Mound.
5.) Castle Rock (Gove County)
Located just outside of Quinter, Castle Rock is a hiker's paradise with its rocky, chalky slopes!
6.) Wilson Lake (Wilson)
In addition to hiking, the Wilson Lake area offers fishing, boating and ample sightseeing opportunities.
7.) Cedar Bluff State Park (Ellis)
This is a prime hiking location for those wanting to explore without any crowds.
8.) Horsethief Canyon Trail
The two trails, located inside Kanopolis State Park, are classified as orange (difficult) and blue (easy).
9.) Kanopolis State Park (Marquette)
Last, but certainly not least, is Kanopolis State Park itself. In addition to Horsethief, Kanopolis is home to more than 30 miles of trail, including some in the scenic Smoky Hill Wildlife Area.
Where is your favorite spot to hike?