Nature Walks

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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.

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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.


Missouri Riverfront Heritage Trail & Kaw Point
Stroll along a paved trail following the river just outside of downtown Kansas City. Learn more about the history of the river and the surrounding area by viewing the interpretive signs along the path. We will head to the River Market after our walk to enjoy a late brunch/lunch at The Farmhouse. After lunch we will hop back on the bus and head to Lewis and Clark Park at Kaw Point to view the river and check out the open air education pavilion. Lunch costs will be covered by the traveler.
1 – 5 hr. outing - $25 / $27 nonresidents  

24850     Antioch Park       E     3/16     Thu     9:30 am


Ironwoods Park
An on-site naturalist will teach us about our surroundings as we explore this beautiful park. Our hike will be followed by a visit to the Prairie Oak Nature Center at the park and lunch at a local restaurant. Lunch costs will be covered by the traveler.
1 – 4 hr. outing - $25 / $27 nonresidents       

24851     Antioch Park       E     3/28     Tue     9:30 am

 

Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Want to take a walk in the woods? This unpaved, wooded trail will lead hikers past a waterfall and along a butterfly path under a canopy of trees. Lunch will be in town at Stone Canyon Pizza with some time for shopping downtown afterwards. Lunch costs will be covered by the traveler.
1 – 5 hr. outing - $25 / $27 nonresidents       

24852     Antioch Park       M     4/7     Fri     9 am

 

Clinton Lake- George Latham Hiking Trail
Follow along the lake shoreline and forest floor on this packed earth trail at Clinton State Park. After our walk in the woods we will head to Mass Street in Lawrence for lunch and some shopping! Lunch and shopping costs will be covered by the traveler.
1 – 6 hr. outing - $30 / $32 nonresidents  

24854     Antioch Park       M     4/25     Tue     9 am



Nature Outings

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.

*Check back here for upcoming nature outings!

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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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Group of people viewing wildflowers