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category : Recreation
Rails to Trails Hike, bike, or horseback ride. Herington is the starting point of the recreational trail converted from the old railroad beds. The Flint Hills Nature Trail begins in the City of Herington, a city with a long history as a major rail center in Kansas. The trail runs through the gently rocking tall grass prairie under a clear breeze. The breeze is punctuated by bobwhite quail and prairie chickens. Deer can be seen abundantly in the area.

Trail End Points: Herington to 4900 Road (east of Herington)
Counties: Dickinson, Morris
Trail Length: 4 miles
Trail Category: Rail-Trail
Trail Surfaces: Crushed Stone, Gravel, Ballast
Trail Activities: Walk, Horseback, Bicycle, Cross Country Ski, Mountain Bicycle


Admission: There are no fees for parking or to use the trail.
Address: Access points along D street.
Phone: 785-258-3379
Our Website:www.railstotrails.org

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Attractions and Upcoming Events


Father Padilla Park

Father Padilla Memorial Park features a monument to Juan Padilla, who was killed in 1542. The shaded park has picnic facilities, playground facilities, gazebo, tennis court, basketball, nine-hole disc golf course, and baseball diamonds. Admission to the park's WPA-built swimming pool is free.

Herington, KS Recreation

Carnegie Library

The Herington Library built in 1918 is one of the original libraries built by funds contributed by Andrew Carnegie that is still operating as a library. In 1897, 10 years after Herington, Kansas was founded, the Women'

Herington, KS Carnegie Libraries

Heritage Park

A pocket park in downtown Herington is lined with engraved bricks of individuals and businesses and memorial bricks. The area is used to rest, entertain and to inform.

Herington, KS

Herington Historical Museum

The Herington Historical Museum features photos of the town's history and artifacts from the community's earliest days. Learn about the history of area clubs and organizations and study church history.

Herington, KS Museums

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Christian Hills Camp

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