Explore the great outdoors with an Adventure Walk or Nature Outing. All outings depart from Antioch Park; we provide transportation. Cancellations for refunds must be received 7 days before the scheduled hike. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle. Lunch and/or treat costs for all nature programs are on your own. Please note if a sack lunch is required or if the group will be dining at a restaurant. Costs vary based on distance to destination, length of tour, entry fees, guide fees, and staffing needs. Please register at least one week prior to departure. A Nature Walk Activity Key is also included below. Call us at (913) 826-2975 with questions.
Find your favorite trails all over the region! We provide transportation and a lunch reservation at a local restaurant close to our destination. Lunch costs on your own. Depart from Antioch Park. Return times vary. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle. Please register at least one week prior to departure.
23341 Antioch Park E 9/2 Fri 9 am
Weston Bluff Walk
Play peek-a-boo with the Missouri River in Weston. Walk along tall bluffs and among nature on this hike. Expect slight inclines and both a packed and loose gravel trail. After, enjoy shopping the town of Weston and having lunch at a local restaurant.
1 - 6 hr. outing - $30 / $32 nonresidents
17027 Antioch Park M 10/13 Thu 9:15 am
Enjoy some time in nature with guided tours, walk through beautifully maintained gardens, attend nature festivals, and much more on these nature-themed trips. We provide transportation and admission costs. Lunch costs on your own. Please register at least one week prior to departure.
Festival of Butterflies
There’s a flutter in the air…it must be the butterflies! Enjoy the day at Powell Gardens and immerse yourself in the beauty and whimsical nature of these brightly colored pollinators at the annual Festival of Butterflies.
1 - 7.5 hr. outing - $49 / $51 nonresidents (includes boxed lunch)
21667 Antioch Park E 7/26 Tue 8:15 am - Canceled due to excessive heat.
Bird Walk and Watch
Bring your binoculars and walk leisurely along a paved trail in Tomahawk Creek Park, while being guided by a local bird enthusiast. Identify the native birds by sound and sight while hearing about their migration patterns and how to attract them to your backyard. After, enjoy a stroll through the Wild Birds Unlimited store. We will dine together at a local restaurant. This path will be smooth, without inclines.
1 - 5 hr. outing - $22 / $24 nonresidents
23343 Antioch Park E 9/20 Tue 8:30 am
Katy Trail Tram Ride
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the Katy Trail in Windsor, Mo. to hop on a tram and ride to the Calhoun Trailhead. This 1.5 hr. tour will be narrated and you can enjoy the sights, sounds, and feel of fall on the Katy Trail.
1 - 8.5 hr. outing - $36 / $38 nonresidents
23344 Antioch Park E 10/11 Tue 7:45 am
Nature Walk Activity Level Key:
E= Easy (Smooth, even trail with slight elevation increases).
- Trails are typically paved or packed earth with few roots, rocks or obstructions.
- Trails are typically wide and well maintained.
- Inclines, overall, will be minimal and gradual.
- Trail examples: Prairie Spirit Trail, Gary L. Haller Trail, Loose Park
M= Moderate (Natural or paved trail with elevation changes and variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance, experience on nature trails. Use of hiking boots and walking sticks optional.
- Trails are paved, packed earth or more rugged.
- Trails can vary in width and level of maintenance.
- Inclines can be steep along the trail.
- Trail examples: Konza Prairie Trail, Watkins Mill, Katy Trail
D= Difficult (Natural trail with potentially steep elevation changes and a variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance, experience on hiking trails, good endurance and high level of comfort in the outdoors. Use of hiking boots and/or walking sticks recommended.
- Trails are typically packed earth or more rugged.
- Trails can be narrow and require good balance and visual acuity.
- Inclines can be steep and require the use of hands to steady (on natural objects or with poles).
- Trail examples: Indian Cave State Park, Van Meter State Park
Pre-paid ticket costs and a $5 processing fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Within seven days of trip, cancellations are non-refundable. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking.