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Konza Prairie Biological Station

100 Konza Prairie Lane

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.


Debra Etsitty

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
First time hiking this trail. Our son brought us here for a Sunday hike. I loved it but wasn't prepared for it & that was on me. Very beautiful!! It's well kept & maintained. I did see the no animals allowed & was a little bummed but I understood why after I saw the deer & wild turkeys. I'd hike it again if I didn't live so far away.

Levi Messer

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
What can I say? It is beautiful. I took my girlfriend there, she married me and moved to Kansas with me until I finished school. It was one of our favorite places to go.

TJ Ernst

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
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.

Carter Moravek

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
As far as trails go, this place is very well maintained and is perfect for an easy hike or trail running.

Cj Morgan

Sunday, July 2, 2017
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.

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