We've shifted the trail in East-Central Kansas.
The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, just east of the campground at McPherson State Fishing Lake, is one of the best places in America to view big, bellowing Bison in the wild.
But hiking the official American Discovery Trail route, which goes straight through the refuge along Pueblo Road, is no longer the way.
And not because it's dangerous (which it is). But because it's illegal!
The Pueblo Road "No-Walking Zone" is one mile long and runs from just northeast of the McPherson State Fishing Lake diagonally southeast to where the road again bends to the east. At each end are cattle grids to keep the 'little dogies' inside the area.
We have updated our Kansas Segment 6 (McPherson to Herrington) maps and directions and Gaia GPS tracks and waypoints to include the safe reroute around that Bison boulevard.
Yes, you can still see the Bison at Maxwell. They just prefer you reserve a ride in the safety and comfort of a tram.
Hike Your Hike – John.