Oct 08, 2020 12:05 PM

State recognizes Flint Hills Trail improvements

Posted Oct 08, 2020 12:05 PM
State officials and others cut the ribbon at mile zero of the Flint Hills Trail. Photo courtesy the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kdwpt/">KDWPT Facebook page</a>
State officials and others cut the ribbon at mile zero of the Flint Hills Trail. Photo courtesy the KDWPT Facebook page

OSAWATOMIE -- Governor Laura Kelly, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism Secretary Brad Loveless, and others on Wednesday recognized recent improvements made to the Flint Hills Trail.

The group met at mile zero in Osawatomie to help cut the ribbon on recent improvements, including a new two-mile portion of the trail and a parking lot.

The 117-mile Flint Hills Trail State Park stretches from Osawatomie to Herington and passes through five counties and several communities along the way. The trail is built on an old rail corridor and is the seventh-longest rail-trail in America. The Flint Hills Trail generally follows the Santa Fe National Historic Trail route and was designated a state park in 2018.

Find out more information about Flint Hills Trail at https://ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/Locations/Flint-Hills-Trail.