Kansas City, Missouri

Top Spots in and near Kansas City

  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Photograph the Kansas City Skyline via Kaw Point Park

    4.3
    Located behind Kaw Point industrial Park is Kaw Point park. This park is located right where the Kansas and Missouri Rivers meet. It has historical significance too, the Lewis and Clark expedition actually camped at this spot for a couple of nights to rest, repair their boats, and to explore arou...
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  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Hike to and Photograph the Waterfall at Line Creek

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    Head out to Line Creek Trail in Kansas City, MO where you'll find a photogenic waterfall. The trail stretches 8.25 miles currently with plans for extension. The closest trailhead to the waterfall is located near the Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena (5940 NW Waukomis Dr, Kansas City, MO 6...
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  • Parkville, Missouri

    Hike Parkville Nature Sanctuary

    5.0
    3 mi
    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...
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  • Gladstone, Missouri

    Hike through Maple Woods Natural Area

    1 mi / 141 ft gain
    This is an easy hike through the woods on a non paved path. It can get muddy and washed out after rains and in some places the trail can be blocked by fallen trees or debris. The trail is roughly a loop with some side trails making it a shorter hike and some unofficial outlets to nearby neighborh...
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  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Hike through Amity Woods Nature Park

    0.9 mi / 26 ft gain
    Easy, paved, approximately one mile trail with three mulched side trails. Great for kids and dogs. Near the end of the trail there's a small creek that's great for cooling down and playing. The side trails have wildflowers and birds. The last one features a wooden tent with a bench that's great f...
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  • Shawnee, Kansas

    Hike the Violet and Red Loops at Shawnee Mission Park

    5.0
    7 mi / 50 ft gain
    Lace up your boots and head to the 1,600 acre Shawnee Mission Park, located about 25 minutes southwest of downtown Kansas City. One of the best parks in the Kansas City metro boats miles of hiking/mountain biking trails, a 120 acre lake, a marina that rents outs kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, and...
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  • Bucyrus, Kansas

    Explore Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

    3.0
    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 Tr...
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  • Weston, Missouri

    Hike West Ridge Trail in Weston Bend State Park

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 150 ft gain
    A short day trip from Kansas City, Weston Bend State Park offers a nice getaway for those seeking the outdoors.How to get there: Weston Bend State Park is approximately 35 miles northwest of Kansas City. From Kansas City take I-29 N to exit 20 for Weston. Turn left on MO-371 N. Continue onto MO-...
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  • Lawrence, Kansas

    Hike the KU Field Station Trails

    3.6
    4.4 mi / 423 ft gain
    Overview Parking at the Roth Trailhead gives the hiker several options for how to proceed. Up the paved walkway from the parking area, one can go into the woods to follow the Roth Trail, or they can venture out into the grasslands on the Lowland trail. The Roth trail leads up through wooded areas...
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  • Berryton, Kansas

    Hike the George Lathan Hiking Trail

    3.0
    4 mi / 291 ft gain
    This four mile trail is located in the Woodridge Public Use Area, southwest of Lawrence and along the western edge of Clinton Lake.  Campsites are available without charge and without reservation, open to campers on a first-come, first-served basis. When you arrive at the trail head, you'll park ...
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  • Baldwin City, Kansas

    Relax and Rejuvenate at the Light Center

    The Light Center is what I like to consider a wheat oasis. It's located about 30 minutes south of Lawrence, Kansas and offers an amazing escape from the every day grind. It's surrounded by fields of golden wheat as well as trees and rivers. It's a space that you never thought about going to, unti...
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Camping and Lodging in Kansas City

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