Hiking The Konza Prairie


Last week I took my son hiking in the Konza Prairie, a stretch of tallgrass prairie just south of Manhattan, Kansas.  We had a great time.  The Konza Prairie has three different trail loops, progressively 3 miles, 4 miles and 6 miles, thereabouts.  We hiked just the first loop, as this is one of my son’s first real hikes.  Maybe next year, we’ll go and do the whole thing.  There are bison somewhere on the tract of land, but we didn’t see any on our loop.  It would have been nice to see the herd.  From a distance, anyway, as I understand they can be aggressive and should thus be treated with great caution.

The place is beautiful and well worth the time and effort to visit.  I believe it’s listed in the top 100 hikes in the United States.  Here are a few photos I took on the hike.

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

Copyright: Stephen Ventura, September 2012

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6 thoughts on “Hiking The Konza Prairie

    • It was a great day. I’m going back there in the spring, when all the wildflowers should be in bloom. If it’s as I suspect, the prairie should be even more beautiful then.

    • Oh, it’s a must. I’m sad it took me so long to start exploring Kansas. Contrary to my first opinion upon first arriving in this state, there’s much to see….and much natural beauty.

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