White Tail Trail

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White Tail Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
308 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The White Tail Loop trail is through an urban forest. It travels up a steep hillside along a forested ravine and loops back down the other side along an old logging road. Deer and other wildlife is plentiful in the area and often seen. White Alloe Creek Conservation Area is adjoined by the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Four short loop trails, ranging from .1 miles to .9 miles in length are found in the Santuary. Highlights between the two sites include a water fall, abundant wildlife, several streams and a shelter built on the foundation of an old girl scout cabin. A section is ADA accessible. Trail guides are available at the trail head. No Bikes, No Dogs, No motorized Vehicles. The total miles of trails between the combined sitesis is 2.8 miles

hiking
6 days ago

I really enjoyed hiking there. The scenics are different such as waterfalls, rivers, bridges, and much more. I would love to go there next Spring. So beautiful and relaxing! Strongly recommended!!!

hiking
15 days ago

Enjoy this trail every chance I get, it’s beautiful.

hiking
17 days ago

nice quiet trail in the late fall...

1 month ago

One of the cooler short trails in Kansas City. Always lots of people (and kids) around so if you're looking for peace and quiet this isn't it. Nice views and well maintained.

1 month ago

It’s an easy hike. The waterfalls aren’t too far into the trail, so I ran into a lot of people taking family and senior photographs.

4 months ago

Great place to go for a nice easy day of enjoying everything that nature has to offer

4 months ago

Lots of poison oak on the sides of the trail which is concerning when hiking with a 3 year old, but other than that it was fantastic!

4 months ago

Beautiful waterfall! Very scenic!

hiking
5 months ago

The best hiking trail in Weston Bend Park and possibly Missouri! Great views from ridge line overlooking Missouri River. Lots of mature trees and vegetation. Be careful of steep drop off along ridge.

hiking
5 months ago

I love this trail! It is tucked into the hills in Parkville on the backside of Riss Lake Damn. I hike the upper trails first then cool down by hiking the nature trail. The waterfall is always a bonus.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a trail inside the Parkville nature sanctuary and it is beautiful. There is lots of running water and waterfalls. there's tons of wildlife to see and plenty of places to take a rest. Lots of hills and stairs for challenging hikes really making it such a perfect place to go

hiking
7 months ago

Was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this trail for how close it is to a major urban area (KC). Gorgeous wooded areas, small streams, and gentle breezes. Not very crowded, not challenging, and close to an awesome little town in Parkville. The trail is not well marked but all the routes are short enough I guess it doesn't really matter. Would hike again!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful, peaceful and unique. Some inclines are challenging, but the views are worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trails

8 months ago

Beautiful trail! I love the waterfall. Very busy place on a Saturday though.

8 months ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this walk through the woods and got just what was advertised. The area is a real jewel, hidden just on the edge of suburbia.

hiking
9 months ago

Love it

9 months ago

Well kept. A little crowded and no dogs :(

hiking
9 months ago

Great trails. Very well kept. Easy to follow. Go when there has been some rain and the creek has plenty of water flowing. The falls are a nice stop.

10 months ago

Easy trail. It's winter so trees were bare and there was no river. Lots of people walking.

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