Explore Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Hike trails through beautiful woods, explore various gardens and enjoy wildlife of all kinds.

Take a leisurely stroll around Margaret's Pond while exploring the herb garden, amphitheater and promenade. There are beautiful flowers and trees to encounter here. 

Or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous, hop on the asphalt Sculpture Garden Trail (0.4 mile) which links to the Cottonwood Trail (0.4 mile). This mulched path winds through a wooded area along Wolf Creek. From here, veer off onto Rocky Ridge trail (1 mile), Bluff Loop (1 mile) or West Trail (1 mile). These trails are a bit more rugged with some slight elevation. There are drinking stations sprinkled along the trail. There are deer on these trails as well. Don't miss the Enchanted Forest! 

To really get off the beaten path, there is an option to explore on your own in the prairie.   

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
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Food Nearby
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Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Romantic
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Waterfall
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Trail Markings

Make sure you pick up a map before you start this hike, the trails aren’t marked. I got lost on this hike even with my map, luckily it’s not a large area so I made it back safely. Besides that though the area is beautiful and it is dog friendly.

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Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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