Trails

Walking trails are maintained in two main areas of Quivira: the Headquarters area and Migrant's Mile. All of the Refuge is open to foot travel (with the exception of a few areas closed seasonally due to nesting birds). Be sure to park in the over 30 designated parking areas located around Quivira, don't block any gates. Don't leave valuables in your vehicle. Be aware, during wet periods, access to many areas may be limited due to the abundance of scattered wetlands. Use caution in areas of uneven terrain. There is one species of poisonous snake found on the Refuge, the Massassauga rattlesnake.

Headquarters Trail

This .17-mile trail leads through restored prairie, from the south-entrance information kiosk, and ends at the Kid's Fishing Pond.
Trail Length (mi)
0.20
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Route Type
Out & back
Trail Activities
Fishing
Suitability
Kid friendly
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Little Salt Marsh Trail

This trail can be accessed either from the Fishing Pond parking area or from Headquarters by taking the Headquarters trail to the Fishing Pond. This nearly half-mile (.45-mile) segment leads north through restored Sand Prairie, alongside small wetlands, and ends near the Observation Tower area. From there you can connect onto the Photo Blind Trail which heads west about .18 miles to a photo blind that overlooks Little Salt Marsh.
Trail Length (mi)
0.58
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Route Type
Out & back
Suitability
Kid friendly
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Little Salt Marsh Photo Blind Trail

Trail Length (mi)
0.17
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Birdhouse Boulevard Nature Trail

A shady, quiet shelter-belt consisting primarily of Eastern Redcedar is the highlight of this 1/10-mile trail.
Trail Length (mi)
0.28
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / introductory
Easy
Route Type
Loop
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
Wheelchair friendly
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Migrant's Mile Trail

This trail is just perfect for connecting with nature, as it courses through several types of habitats.  We hope you also use this trail for exercise.  There is an inner loop (paved) that is about 0.6 miles.  If you walk the entire trail, the length is just over 1.2 miles.
Trail Length (mi)
1.31
Trail Difficulty
Difficulty Meter / intermediate
Moderate
Route Type
Loop
Suitability
Dog friendly
Kid friendly
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