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Hit the Trails this Fall

Hands tying tennis shoes. The asphalt is covered in fall leaves.

Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures. This October, stay active by walking, rolling, or strolling your way through the vibrant tunnels of trees in our corner of Missouri. We’re highlighting some Jackson County parks, conservation areas, and trails where you can enjoy Walktober!

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Featured Trails

There’s a trail out there for everyone, whether you want to bike, hike, jog, or just leisurely stroll. Take a look at our featured parks and trails below, or check out the full list to find parks near where you live.

Meadowmere Park – Grandview, MO

Features: Long walking trails, whimsical playground, shaded beaches, quick access to The View Community Center, Skate Park, Community Garden and Grandview Amphitheatre.
Size: 50.63 acres

Winterset Nature Area – Lee’s Summit, MO

Features: Meandering .6 mile wood chip trail, wood bridges, waterfalls, Missouri native flowers
Size: 10.2 acres

The Greenway Trail System – Lee’s Summit, Grandview, KC

Features: Connections to parks, roadways, stream corridors, and open spaces
Size: 38-mile loop planned, with over 100 miles of neighborhood connector routes

Butterfly Trail – Grain Valley, MO

Features: Asphalt trail, .8-mile figure eight loop that traverses around a 10-acre lake
Size: .8 miles

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area — Blue Springs, MO

Features: Nature Center, steep forested hillsides along Burr Oak Creek, large limestone boulders and outcrops, restored prairies and woodlands, a trail complex that will guide visitors through many of the listed features
Size: 1,071 acres

KC Parks, Bike Walk KC, and Jackson County Parks + Rec are also joining in on the fall fun! Check out their Walktober events