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    County Road 400 and Gold Road, Oakley, KS 67748

  • Little Jerusalem Badlands
    Guided Tours & Off-Trail Hiking

    Please refer to the calendar to learn more about when guided tours and off-trail hiking are available at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park.

    Little Jerusalem Badlands Guided Tour Calendar

    • Overlook Trail
      • Length - .25 miles
      • Terrain – Crushed rocks, gentle grades
      • Difficulty level - Easy
      • Usage - Walking
    • Life on the Rocks Trail
      • Length – 1.5 miles
      • Terrain - Crushed rock and gentle grades for the first 2/3 mile to the first scenic overlook; natural surface with moderate slopes for the next 1/2 mile to the second scenic overlook. 
      • Difficulty level - Easy/Moderate
      • Usage – Walking
    • Bison
    • Ferruginous hawks
    • Golden eagles
    • Mule deer
  • Visitors should call 620-872-2061 on how to best access the Badlands. The Park offers guided tours and does have shorter trails for those who prefer shorter distances.
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