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  • (Above) A view of a bridge being put into place on the new “rim trail” being constructed at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park.
  • (Right) Lake Scott State Park Manager Greg Mills (right) and park maintenance worker Bob Murphy assist with construction of a limestone and split rail fence near the entrance to Little Jerusalem. (Record

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Hiking trails will provide scenic access to Little Jerusalem

Little Jerusalem has always been one of those often talked about but rarely seen natural wonders tucked away in the Western Kansas landscape.

It’s more than a fossil hunter’s paradise for those who have been fortunate to gain access to the private land over the years. Its rugged bluffs which are separated by numerous ravines offer a beauty that is unique to this region.

Now that Little Jerusalem is the latest addition to the state’s park system, tentative plans are for the public to have access to the 332 acre site this spring.

The challenge for the Smoky Valley Nature Conservancy, which maintains ownership of the land, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, which is responsible for managing the site, is what that public access will look like.

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