Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Here the tallgrass prairie takes its last stand.
We'll go hiking at this reserve just off of K-177 in the scenic Flinthills (~2 Hour drive from Kansas City).
We can get a guided group tour arranged if enough people sign up.
Following the hike, we'll head to Ruyi's in Emporia for a scrumptious meal.
Closer to the date, we can arrange for car pooling.