If your inspiration comes from hiking, Great Bend is your natural wonderland!
Arkansas River HikingA seven-mile paved levee trail runs along the Arkansas River and follows the flood control ditch. This path is the perfect introduction to the habitat and ecology of the river as it exists in this part of Kansas. The Arkansas River also allows for a great opportunity to explore the river bed along the unpaved paths created by horse-back riders and off-road bicyclists.
Quivira National Wildlife RefugeThe refuge is always open to hiking and two short nature trails were recently developed. The many dikes, trails, and roads provide hikers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with nature in a whole new way.
Lake Barton HikingThe Lake Barton Trail is located about 4 miles north of Great Bend on Highway 281. The "lake" is actually dry for the majority of the year, and there is a 2-mile trail that circles the lake. It's mostly flat but there are several short, steep climbs near the dam, and several side trails that offer more technical sections.
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