The 100 acres of tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America has been restored to bring back the plants and animals that once covered the vast central plains of the United States. Explore this rare ecosystem and get a glimpse of what early homesteaders saw when they arrived on the prairie. Then escape from the beating sun and relentless prairie wind into the woods along Cub Creek, and feel the same relief as the homesteaders who found rare trees and water on the Great Plains. Learn more about the nature and science at Homestead.
Trail LengthsFreeman School Trail- 0.3 miles
Woodland Loop Trail- 0.3 miles
Grain Growers Highway Trail- 0.4 miles
Cottonwood Loop Trail- 0.5 miles
Farm Loop Trail- 0.6 miles
Upland Prairie Loop Trail - 1.3 miles
Palmer-Epard cabin to Freeman Graves on segment of the Upland Prairie Trail Loop- 0.4 miles
Heritage Center to Education Center via Grain Growers Highway Trail- 0.75 miles
Combined Upland Prairie, Woodland, and Farm Loops- 2.1 miles
Osage Orange Hedge Row- Daniel Freeman planted these trees as a windbreak and natural fenceline. Enjoy the shade of the trees while traveling the Upland Prairie Loop and the Cottonwod Loop trails.
Last updated: April 20, 2020