Kansas' Flint Hills Nature Trail open for bikers, hikers
June 1, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — After 16 years of planning, the Flint Hills Nature Trail is open to hikers and bikers, although they might encounter a few rough stretches on a trail that winds through native grasses, wildflowers, trees, bridges and even a section of hardwood forest.
The trail, which runs along abandoned Missouri Pacific Railroad lines, is 90 miles long and could expand to nearly 120 miles from Osawatomie to Herington in the future.
Linda Craghead, assistant secretary for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, says the trail is already being used by people who stay ove...