Nature Walks

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Explore local trails, sites, and unique destinations! Please check specific walk information for lunch details. All walks depart from Antioch Park and 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 and wear good walking shoes. Make sure to register for all walks at least one week in advance.  A Nature Walk Activity Key is also included below.  Call us at (913) 826-2975 with questions.

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Adventure Walks 

Find your favorite trails all over the region! We provide transportation and a lunch reservation at a restaurant close to our destination. Lunch costs on your own. All walks depart from Antioch Park and 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 and wear good walking shoes. Make sure to register for all walks at least one week in advance.

Adventure Walk:  Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve 

Enjoy a guided hike of this pristine national preserve and take a walk along its paved trails. Lunch at Applebee’s.  Lunch cost on your own.

1 - 9 hr. outing - $30 / $32 nonresidents

14139          Antioch Park      E         9/29  Wed         8 am


Adventure Walk:  Southwind Trail

Stretching from Iola to Humbolt, this old railway offers a unique trail experience along the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park.  Lunch at Sam and Louie’s.  Lunch costs on your own

1 - 9 hr. outing - $30 / $32 nonresidents

14140              Antioch Park    M    10/21 Thu         8 am


Wednesday Walks 

Make friends while exploring the great outdoors! We drive; you relax, and experience new destinations! Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after our walk, and a few dollars in case we stop for ice cream. All walks depart from Antioch Park and 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 and wear good walking shoes. Make sure to register for all walks at least one week in advance.

Wednesday Walk:  Carl L. Chinnery Nature Trail at Unity Village

Walk this haven for humans and wildlife alike at Unity Village in Lees Summit.  This designated wildlife preserve will offer sightings of turkey, deer, and other wildlife. Enjoy a sweet treat on the way back to Antioch.   Treat cost on your own.  

1 - 6 hr. outing - $21 / $23 nonresidents

14141               Antioch Park      E       9/8        Wed        8 am

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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

Cancellation Policy:

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.  

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