Things To Do

On Your Own Activities

Nature Trails

Backcountry Hiking Trails

Outdoor Activities - Catch and Release Fishing

Cell Phone Tours

Rx Hiking Program

Self-guiding Ranch Headquarters Tour - Visit the historic buildings on your own using a brochure or the cell phone tour. Brochures and trail maps are available at the Visitor Center or by emailing us.Trail maps are also available at the kiosks in the historic ranch building area. You may also view the buildings via our Virtual Tour pages.

ranger led bus tour
During the main tour season, take one of our bus tours to experience the prairie.

Guided Activities

Guided Bus and House Tours

Group Tours

School Tours


Bicycles are not allowed on the preserve hiking trails, but just 17 miles north of the preserve at Council Grove is an access point to the Flint Hills Trail State Park that offers 117 miles of old railroad bed perfect for the biking experience. From the preserve, travel 17 miles north on K-177 (turn left from the parking lot) until you reach Council Grove, KS. Continue on straight into town and stop at the stop sign. K-177 runs directly into Main Street.
Then follow these directions:

  • Council Grove — From Main Street (US 56) turn right and travel east to S. 8th Street. Then turn right and travel south 2 blocks to Donnon Street and then turn right again and travel west for 2 blocks.

Last updated: July 19, 2018

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Mailing Address:

2480B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869


(620) 273-8494 xhit 0

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