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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

Herington Lakes

Herington has two city lakes just one mile apart, great for picnicking, boating, skiing, swimming. Along with trophy bass, the city lake is also the best small-lake walley fishing in the State of Kansas. There are full camping facilities with electric hook-ups, boat ramps, and swimming. The "old"

Herington, KS Recreation

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

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

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


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