Hike Parkville Nature Sanctuary

    5.0
    3 miles  - Loop Trail

    Added by Justin Schaefer

    Looking to find a quiet slice of nature in the Kansas City metro? Parkville Nature Sanctuary has several trails ranging from easy to moderate; one of the trails even boasts a small waterfall.

    Located just outside of Kansas City, MO, the Parkville Nature sanctuary is a great little place for hiking, photography, or just an escape from the city. The Nature Sanctuary is located directly behind the Platte County Health Department (1201 East St, Parkville, MO 64152). There is a parking lot located directly behind the Health Department building; park in the lot and you will spot the trailhead from the parking lot. The Nature Sanctuary is approximately 117 acres in size with about 3 miles of hiking trails (there are 5 trails ranging in distances of 1/10 mile to 1.5 miles). If you are looking for a longer more challenging hike, the Whitetail Trail might be up your alley (you may also spot a whitetail deer if you are lucky). If you are interested in seeing a small waterfall, you can do so by following the Old Kate Trail which is just under a mile in length. The Nature Sanctuary is open every day from sunrise to suset. 

    Rules:

    • NO dogs or other pets allowed on the trails
    • Stay on trails
    • Put trash in proper receptacles
    • No unauthorized vehicles (including bicycles, skateboards, etc.)
    • No fires
    • No hunting, fishing, or trapping
    • No picking, collecting, or digging
    • No firearms
    • No camping
    • No weddings
    Read More
    Photography
    Hiking
    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Food Nearby
    Groups
    Picnic Area
    Scenic
    Waterfall
    Wildflowers
    Wildlife

    Go Pro.

    We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more!

    Learn More

    Reviews

    Rate this Adventure

    šŸ„‰Contributor

    5 months ago

    Very Popular with Something for Everyone

    This place is great! There's exploration areas for kids and even an ADA accessible trail. Since there's tons of different trail options you can stay out for a while and try them all.

    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.

    Stay Nearby

    Oak Grove, Missouri

    Kansas City East / Oak Grove Koa

    Lawrence, Kansas

    Overlook Park

    Perry, Kansas

    Slough Creek

    Nearby Adventures

    Hike to and Photograph the Waterfall at Line Creek

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 0 ft gain

    Hike through Amity Woods Nature Park

    0.9 mi / 26 ft gain

    Photograph the Kansas City Skyline via Kaw Point Park

    4.3

    Hike through Maple Woods Natural Area

    1 mi / 141 ft gain
    More Nearby Adventures