Burr Oak Woods CA

Blue Springs, MO
Length: Varies
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 4/5]

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center is located 30 minutes from Kansas City and is Missouri’s first-ever nature center. It consists of 1,071 acres and provides miles of trails – both paved and unpaved – and a Nature Center. The hiking trails weave along woodland, prairies, a waterfall and limestone boulders that are perfect for jumping. The trails offer a variety of terrain depending on hikers’ needs with options for paved, crushed gravel or dirt and mulch. The Nature Center hosts interpretive programs year-round for kids of all ages, as well as field trip opportunities. Learning doesn’t stop inside the Nature Center; there’s also an outdoor Discover Nature Classroom for kids to exercise their creativity and learn more about nature.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, Visitor Center, and Waterfall

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Area is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Nature Center is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Make sure you’re out of the grounds before closing time as the entrance gate will be closed.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 4/5]

Vong lives in the Central Midwest and attempts adulting with her husband to raise three energetic Munchkin-sized power houses. She’s a hiking enthusiast and grammar geek.

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Getting There

Take I-70 toward Blue Springs and exit Highway 7. Head north for a mile and turn west at NW Park Rd.