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 Level Key is also included below.
Click on the activity number to register online or call our Registration department at 913-831-3359 or
913-831-3342 TDD (service for hearing impaired).
Registration for our January - April activities now open!
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.
Hillsdale State Park
Located between Paola and Spring Hill, head on down to this reservoir known for fishing, hiking, and viewing wildlife! Pack a lunch to eat after the hike.
1 - 4 hr. outing - $25 / $27 nonresidents
34001 Antioch Park M 3/8 Fri 10 am
Perry State Park
After a hike on the trails at this state park in Topeka, enjoy lunch at The Burger Stand in Lawrence, Kan. If time allows, we will explore downtown Lawrence. Lunch costs on your own.
1 - 5 hr. outing - $25 / $27 nonresidents
34002 Antioch Park M 3/26 Tue 9 am
Explore a large variety of plants and animals at this beautiful park. Pack a lunch to enjoy at the park.
1 - 3 hr. outing - $20 / $22 nonresidents
34003 Antioch Park E 4/10 Wed 10 am
Loose Park & Country Club Plaza
This historical park contains a rose garden, a lake, and 75 acres of land. We will then walk around the Country Club Plaza and have lunch at the Classic Cup Cafe. Lunch costs on your own.
1 - 4 hr. outing - $20 / $22 nonresidents
34005 Antioch Park E 4/26 Fri 9 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.
Nature Outings: Festival of Lights at Powell Gardens
Enjoy dinner as a group before heading off to Powell Gardens to delight in their Festival of Lights. Immerse yourself in a dazzling wonderland of colorful lights, interactive displays, and festive activities. Space is very limited. Tickets are non-refundable. Moderate walking is expected. Low-lit areas and strobe lights are to be expected. Dinner costs on traveler.
1 - 6 hr. outing - $42 / $44 nonresidents
31818 Antioch Park 12/14 Thu 4 pm - FULL
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.