Flint Hills Trail State Park

Flint Hills Trail Alert

7-11-19: The trail is open from outside of Osawatomie at John Brown Rd, to Council Grove. There is some trail damage in the Rantoul area, both east and west of town, as well as in the Quenemo area, approximately 4 miles west of the Pomona Trailhead/ parking area and just west of K-68 Highway. The trail is still rideable, and visitors should be aware of possible rough surfaces and use caution to be aware of changing trail conditions.

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

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

Flint Hills Trail Project

- Updated: 12/31/1969

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