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 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.


Adventure Walk: Bothwell Lodge Site and Trail 

Enjoy a guided history hike at Bothwell Trail and Lodge. Atop a bluff, this site offers one of the best representations of an early 20th Century recreational lodge. Enjoy lunch after the hike. Lunch cost on your own. This trail has loose gravel, uneven pavement, and slight inclines.
1 - 7 hr. outing - $30 / $32 nonresidents

17025             Antioch Park      M         4/21  Thu        8 am


Adventure Walk: Weston Bluff Trail 

Enjoy a hike on the natural trail in historic Weston.  Walk along the trail blazed in brown as we take in the spring flora and fauna.  Enjoy lunch after the hike.  Lunch costs on your own. This is a natural trail with slight inclines.
1 - 7 hr. outing - $30 / $32 nonresidents

17027            Antioch Park    M     3/23    Wed      9 am


Wednesday Walks: Spring Strolling

Start the morning strolling to the sounds of nature.   Make friends while exploring the great outdoors.  Please bring your own water bottle and sack lunch.  Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for walking.     Please register at least one week prior to departure.  

Rock Island Spur Pleasant Hill Trailhead

This 47-mile trail stretches through the middle of west-central Missouri. Built on the former corridor of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad, walkers will pass through prairie-like landscapes and farm fields. Enjoy a sweet treat on the way back to Antioch.  Treat cost on your own.  
1 - 4 hr. outing - $24 / $26 nonresidents

17028               Antioch Park      E    3/16    Wed    9 am


Nature Programs

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.

Tulips at Twilight 

Immerse yourself in a truly magical experience.  First, visit the Ted Ensley Gardens and walk endless tulip displays. Next, delight in the enchantment of lighted displays throughout the tulips and other gardens at Old Prairie Town. Dinner costs on your own. Space is limited.
1-7 hr. outing- $35 / $37 nonresidents

17031             Antioch Park    E     4/19    Tue      1 pm

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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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