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Old 01-15-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: KC
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Default Flint Hills camping

I would love to go hiking in the Flint Hills. Are there any places where one can hike and camp?
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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There is a YMCA Camp at Elmdale, Kansas. They have group camping and a couple of individual cabins. You might ask them for info: Camp Wood YMCA
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: KC
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I thought there was a new park around Strong City. I don't want to go to a YMCA. I'd like to put a tent, food and a sleeping bag into a backpack and wander where there's no people.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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I understand that you'd rather get away and rough it. It's just important to realize that a lot of the land in the Flint Hills is privately owned. I don't know about the Strong City thing. The people at Camp Wood may have information. I don't know, but they could be a useful resource.

Good luck.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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There's the Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve that has some hiking trails. Here’s a link
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: KC
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The private land is well respected by me and the reason of my post. The resources of information given here are greatly appreciative. I've backpacked in moose and bear country reasonably comfortable, safety wise, but in Bison country. I envision a low, stocky, pissed off moose weighing a couple thousand pounds wanting to know, as in a, What I'm doing in his bedroom with his girl friend, kind of way. I've driven the I-35 many times and I've driven 177 once. I always wanted to go get, Into, The Flint Hills, and now I see there are hiking trails I'll be planing on seeing. My interest is hiking in wilderness areas and a Tall Grass, Flint Hills area would be totally different than the areas I've been and closer to home. A hike in the Tall Grass, Flint Hills to me would be in the same class as a hike in Glacier Nat'l Park, Grand Canyon, The Quetico, Buffalo Nat'l River headwaters, The Smokies. There is an appeal to me for the rolling grass lands as much as the others. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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I used to hunt for arrowheads in the Flint Hills. Get to know the land owners around. That's what we did and they let us on their land any time we wanted.
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