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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

Come visit us in Herington, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

St. John's Catholic Church

St. John's Catholic church built in 1908

Herington, KS Historic Churches

Fairgrounds Park

Fairgrounds Park, at the community's south end, has a miniature train for children to ride on summer evenings, along with baseball diamonds, playground, picnicking, and tennis courts. Nearby is the Railroad Museum, located in a historic baggage car.

Herington, KS Recreation

Father Padilla Historical Marker

FATHER JUAN DE PADILLA & QUIVIRA In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado marched north from Mexico with 300 Spaniards in search of "The Seven Golden Cities of Cibola."

Herington, KS Historical Markers


Things to do Recreation near Herington, KS