Topeka: Konza Prairie

Trek 6.3 miles into one of the last virgin tallgrass prairies in Kansas to limestone outcrops overlooking a beautiful river valley and the grazing lands of 300+ buffalo.
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Trek 6.3 miles into one of the last virgin tallgrass prairies in Kansas to limestone outcrops overlooking a beautiful river valley and the grazing lands of 300+ buffalo.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.5

Waypoints

KPT001

Location: 39.106517791748, -96.6089477539062

From Kings Creek, head E through tallgrass prairie

KPT002

Location: 39.1077651977539, -96.6054840087891

Continue E @ fork; trail climbs up mesa with limestone outcrops

KPT003

Location: 39.1076164245606, -96.597297668457

Scenic overlook; look S across the Konza Prairie and the Kansas River Valley

KPT004

Location: 39.1119651794434, -96.5901641845703

Continue E; keep an eye out for grazing bison from viewpoints

KPT005

Location: 39.1076850891113, -96.5762481689453

Stay E @ junction

KPT006

Location: 39.1065673828125, -96.5646133422852

Veer R. Tip: This area lights up with wildflowers in spring and fall

KPT007

Location: 39.1016502380371, -96.5627517700195

Turn R; trail descends

KPT008

Location: 39.1020011901856, -96.5787963867188

Continue W along stream

KPT009

Location: 39.1043319702148, -96.5952682495117

Hokanson Homestead: Side trail wraps around homestead; main trail continues W uphill

KPT010

Location: 39.1046676635742, -96.5957489013672

Continue E on path back to trailhead