5 miles north of Exit 307 on I-70
Experience the Flint Hills as it was years ago.
Konza Prairie's hiking trails wind through lowland gallery forest,
cross Kings Creek, and climb over ancient limestone ledges into the
native tallgrass prairie. At the highest points, enjoy spectacular
views of the Flint Hills and the Kansas River Valley.
Six miles of hiking trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Experience Flint Hills geology throughout our trail system. Enjoy a
moderate walk with occasional steep climbs, uneven footing and narrow
pathways. To protect the trail and hikers, the trail is occasionally
closed during wet conditions or controlled burning.
Don't be surprised to see buffalo, deer, turkeys, pheasants, coyotes and other assorted wildlife, as well as native Kansas grasses and wildflowers.
No pets are allowed on the trails!
This includes even if they are on a leash.
Located in Geary and Riley County, KONZA Prairie is managed by Kansas State University (KSU) as a natural area research site to study the tallgrass prairie ecosystem.
Make sure you bring your camera, as the beauty of the Flint Hills really shines at Konza Prairie.
Though no public access can be made directly from I-70, take Exit Number 307 (McDowell Creek) and go north. Travel about 4 miles, the entrance will be on your right.