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.

3.0 miles
308 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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

2 days ago

Not allowing dogs ruins this trail

2 months ago

Majestic elevation, not for the weary of heart.

2 months ago

The waterfall pictured in this listing is on the Old Kate Trail (at the same location), _not_ the Whitetail Trail.

2 months ago

Really fun and pretty! Nice short and well maintained. Great Sunday morning hike if you’re looking for something quick just outside the city. We saw a woodpecker at the top of a clearing. Way cool!

2 months ago

Will be coming back! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

3 months ago

Well-established trail, novice trail user appropriate. Water, shade, free parking all available at the trailhead. Perfect for a break from the urban/suburban environment without a looking drive.

4 months ago

I truly enjoyed my hike there!!

5 months ago

Lovely and scenic little trail for a short walk. looking forward to hiking here again in the spring/summer when things green up. Many benches along the trail to stop and take in the views.

5 months ago

Great trail. Quite, and great for birding. Definitely will go back in the spring to see all the trees bud and the stream flow.

6 months ago

Beautiful short little trail. 10/10 would recommend for a nice easy walk

7 months ago

8 months 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!!!

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

nice quiet trail in the late fall...

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beautiful waterfall! Very scenic!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

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.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great trails

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Love it

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Well kept. A little crowded and no dogs :(

Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

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