Explore Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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.   

Pack List

  • Water Bottle
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
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Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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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.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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