Explore the most popular birding trails near Overland Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice and easy trail with some length to it.

although it was a great walk, load on the deet. I reapplied bug spray and still ended up with over 50 mosquito bites. It was still gorgeous.

Very peaceful place to walk

Great stuff
Ozark grey

Nice walk with paved trails. It has a few up and downhills.

walking
5 months ago

Close to home, good for walking Lilly

walking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

nice, easy, and well maintained trail. The trail is mostly exposed to the sun with tree cover for only small sections, so bring sunscreen.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thankfully we went on free day.. We loved all the beautiful flowers and running water. We hiked the West trail and enjoyed ourselves!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It's a nice path through a beautiful landscape, but it's a real shame that bikes are not permitted to use the trails.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

nice place for a walk.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

great view nice hike!

walking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I went in Mid February so the trail was not very pretty but it has lots of different paths. The paths are very easy and it's kid friendly. It does cost money to get into the park $3 per person and on Tuesdays it's free.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

love this place. Wish it was free everyday!

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Great training trail. Second time I hike this month. Even in a down pour it was fun.

walking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Clean paved trails, mowed along the sides, well maintained lights, other amenities like the obstacle area, a building that I guess is available for rent, and the nature center! I like the trails with the tree cover.

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

There are few better places to walk or hike! If you want easy, there are paved paths around a lake/pond as well as through the woods. I prefer the natural paths, of which there are several. One year they ground up recycled Christmas trees and spread them on parts of the path that were wet - that fantastic pine scent hung around for quite a while. I miss my hikes at the Arboretum when spending my summers in Michigan!!

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Part of OP Arboretum, so we walked this along with most of the other trails out there. Well-maintained and shady!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Part of OP Arboretum, so we walked this along with most of the other trails out there. Well-maintained and and near meadows a couple of times. One portion isn't mulched, so watch your maps closely.

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Well-maintained, mostly flat, mulched trails of various difficulty. $3 entry per adult; $1 entry per 6-12yo. Most portions of the trail dog-on-leash friendly, including the international sculpture garden. Get your dog poo bags at the front and stock up; that's the only supply stop. Plenty of water stations along the way, though.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

If you prefer not to get your shoes dirty on a trail, this is the place for you. I took my dogs and my five year old on this trail. It is all paved so you arent crawling through brush or overgrown poison ivy to get through.

I enjoyed this trail simply because my dogs and son were able to walk it easily.

rock climbing
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

nice and relaxing

hiking
Friday, December 11, 2015

I have hiked/walked these 3 trails numerous times, and it's always enjoyable. I frequently see deer. Easy escape within the KC metro area. $3 entry per person.

hiking
Thursday, December 10, 2015

One of my absolute favorite walking/hiking areas in KC! Long trek from home, though, but well worth the trip and nominal admission. The kind of place you can bring a picnic basket and make a day of it. Beautiful on winter days, too.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Beautiful

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Great trail well kept. Kids have lots of fun exploring the back trails.

hiking
Monday, March 17, 2014

The bird observatory building the is most wonderful place to watch birds

hiking
Monday, September 23, 2013

Nice trail that's part of the Overland Park, KS arboretum. Combine with other trails for a total of 5 miles hike. Very unique sculptures!

hiking
Monday, September 23, 2013

Nice trail that's part of the Overland Park, KS arboretum. Combine with other trails for a total of 5 miles hike.

hiking
Monday, September 23, 2013

Nice trail that's part of the Overland Park, KS arboretum. Combine with other trails for a total of 5 miles hike.

hiking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

Very nice trail with beautiful gardens, wild life, statues and much more. The only negative is that it's daily busy on weekends. Very well kept! Used to be free, but it now costs $3/person.

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