The Hickory Creek Trail at John Redmond Reservoir offers about 20 miles of multi-use trail for hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. There are four trailheads along the trail, which runs through woodlands and open prairie, and is mostly smooth and flat.
John Redmond Reservoir is located in the Neosho River valley, and was constructed in the early 1960's as a flood control and water conservation project. If features 9,400 acres of water and 59 miles of shoreline, and, as part of the Central Flyway, is an important stopover for many species of migrating birds, including Canvasback Ducks, Blue Geese, and Snow Geese. There are also Bald Eagles that nest in the area. The Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge is located at the northern end of the lake.