HIKING, BIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING

All state parks and many wildlife areas and fishing lakes have hiking trails available that encompass a wide variety of terrain, distances and physical abilities. Accessible trails are available at many state parks. Maps and other information are available online by visiting individual state park, wildlife area or fishing lake pages. Volunteers from the Kansas Trails Council maintain some of these trails.

State Park Biking Trails

State Park Horseback Trails

Flint Hills Nature Trail

Open to any non-motorized travel – hiking, biking and horseback riding; accessible for electric wheelchairs in many locations

Managed by the Kanza Rail-Trail Conservancy, this 117-mile crown jewel is the seventh-longest rail-trail in the U.S. and the longest trail in Kansas. It follows the general route of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and is a component of the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail.

The trail crosses the Flint Hills, one of the last remaining tallgrass prairie ecosystems in the world. It is home to abundant prairie plant and wildlife species, spectacular views, national historic sites, and a diverse set of recreational areas. On eastern portions of the trail, hikers and bikers travel along the Marais Des Cygnes River, between rushing waters and towering bluffs, through rolling farmland and riparian woodlands. Trail-goers can enjoy the sites and hospitality of more than 12 rural communities across five counties. Visit Flint Hills Nature Trail for more information.  

Flint Hills Nature Trails Project     

More Trails Resources

TravelKS.com – Hiking, Cycling, Equestrian listings from around Kansas  

Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation – Kansas Department of Transportation

Kansas Bicycle Trails - trails lists from Kansas Cyclist 

Kansas Trails Council – lists trails managed by Council volunteers

GetOutdoorsKansas.org - Explore nearly 2,500 miles of mapped Kansas trails and nearby events

Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy – information on the Flint Hills Nature Trail and Landon Nature Trail

Trails in Kansas – TrailLink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – lists more than 70 trails in Kansas 

Equestrian Trails in Kansas – the Kansas Horse Council