Kansas June 13, 2018
11 Low-Key Hikes In Kansas With Amazing Payoffs
Whether Kansas is hot or cold, don’t let that keep you cooped up inside all the time. These trails around Kansas are wheelchair accessible, and well kept to ensure that people can explore them without any issues. These low-key hikes in Kansas are a great way to get outside without spending all day on a trail.
1. Pawnee Rock Historic Site Trail - Pawnee Rock, KS
Though it's more of a short loop around the historic marker, you'll find that it's a great place to get outside and view the rock, the wildflowers, and the history.
2. High Park Loop - Derby, KS
This 1.6 mile loop through a beautiful park is a great way for anyone to get outside without any chance of getting lost in the trees.
3. Watco Trail - Pittsburg, KS
This two mile trail in Trailhead Park is the perfect stroll in the park if you're itching to get some outdoor time.
4. Fort Scott Interpretative Trail - Fort Scott, KS
This little 0.7 mile trail isn't too hard to walk, but it does have a wealth of knowledge to give along the way. If you've never been to Fort Scott, now's the time to visit.
5. Prairie Spirit Rail Trail - Ottawa, KS
This trail is pretty long, coming in at 50.9 miles altogether. Pick your favorite area and explore for a while, or just hike along the well-kept trail and enjoy your day.
6. Ironwood Park Walking Trail - Overland Park, KS
This almost two mile trail is a loop that features a lake and is great for any nature lover. It's mostly exposed, but the tree-lined areas along the trail are simply magical.
7. Burcham Park Trail - Lawrence, KS
This waterside park trail is 1.5 miles long, and what a view it has! Whether you walk at sunset or not, you can't deny a view over the water is tranquil and relaxing.
8. Lake Shawnee Trail - Topeka, KS
This nearly seven mile trail has plenty of beautiful scenery as well as a waterfall that'll calm you from the inside out.
9. Buffalo Bill Cody Trails - Leavenworth, KS
This trail in Buffalo Bill Park has a lot to offer, from shady tree areas to wildflowers.
10. Cedar Ridge - Manhattan, KS
This half-mile hike through Tuttle Creek State Park is a great area for a walk, but be careful of bumps on the path that might stick any wheels you use to enjoy it.
11. Mushroom Rock Trail - Brookville, KS
We all know and love Mushroom Rock, but did you know that there's a miniature trail to be seen here as well? Additionally, there's more than just the mushroom rock to explore while you're here.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to try out some of these low-key hikes in Kansas. To go along with these amazing trails,
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