Konza Prairie Biological Station
Konza Prairie Biological Station is a 3,487 hectare native tallgrass prairie preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University and operated as a field research station by the K-State Division of Biology. The station is dedicated to a three-fold mission of long-term ecological research, education, and prairie conservation. It is a unique outdoor laboratory that provides opportunities for the study of tallgrass prairie ecosystems and for basic biological research on a wide range of taxa and processes.
The station is open to scientists and students from throughout the world. It also serves as a "benchmark" for comparisons with areas that have been affected by human activities, and as an environmental education facility for students and the public. Konza Prairie is a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations and the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers, and is a National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site.
Great place to run or hike trails near Manhattan! There are three different distance options and it's pretty tough to get lost out here. The paths are well marked and not terrible technical. There are some good climbs that will get your heart rate up too! Just be sure to enjoy the views once you reach the top.
These trails are used for walking, hiking, and running. Unfortunately pets are not allowed, neither is biking. The view is wonderful and you can feel the wind. I recommend going at sunrise to see the effect the sun has on the clouds and watch the Earth wake up. There are three segments to walk on, so you can vary your distance.
i came here last Saturday, saw many people running. A few place you can climbing in Manhattan. Good environment for me, and i saw a green snake when i left.
Amazing hiking trail very beautiful and refreshing.
And here I thought Kansas was flat and boring. This is a beautiful preserve! We did the whole 6 mile loop and I urge everyone to do the same. It's worth it. Dogs aren't allowed since it is a preserve.