Woodard Nature Trail

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Trail Distance: 3 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

Is Fido standing at the door begging to go out? A great place to take a hike or a stroll with your fur-ever friend is the Woodard Nature Path in Hutchinson, Kansas. 

Located in the Dillon Nature Center, the Woodard Nature Path offers a pup-friendly stroll in the great outdoors. Pick up this National Recreational trailhead at the entrance to the nature center where you will also find restrooms and drinking fountains. The Center is a National Urban Wildlife Sanctuary and offers over 33 acres of land for your enjoyment.

The path is 5 feet wide and made of crushed rock. This out-and-back trail meanders through the area for 3 miles. There is also an inner loop trail which separately runs for just over 1 mile. Either one will offer you and your pup excellent footing in all types of weather and a level path suitable for all fitness level pups!

Other amenities at the trailhead include a butterfly garden and a prairie dog ‘town’ which you can both enjoy viewing. The trails meander through native habitats of 300 species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and include informational tags along the way, pointing out specific species and points of interest. Learn while you hike! Lots of wildlife abound here, so be sure to pack a camera and binoculars for this hike.

Fido is allowed on leash throughout, but be sure to clean up after them to keep this park pup-friendly and pawtastic! The center is open every day except national holidays, and the trails are maintained year-round for your hiking pleasure. These are single-use trails, so no bicycles are allowed but they are handicapped accessible.

The Woodard Nature Path in the Dillon Nature Center is a great place to take your pup for a pup-tastic hike in the city of Hutchinson, Kansas!

Trail Features
Forest, Diverse Landscape, Easy Incline
Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Programs and events are held here throughout the year.  Plan accordingly for additional foot traffic during those times.
Address
3002 E. 30th St
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 9:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 9:00 AM - Sunset
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Address
3002 E. 30th St
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - Sunset
Tue 8:00 AM - Sunset
Wed 8:00 AM - Sunset
Thu 8:00 AM - Sunset
Fri 8:00 AM - Sunset
Sat 9:00 AM - Sunset
Sun 9:00 AM - Sunset