Missouri Nature, Waterfalls April 15, 2022
The 1.5-Hour Road Trip To Four Waterfalls Is A Glorious Spring Adventure In Missouri
Spring’s all about adventure – from hiking picturesque trails to hitting the highway on our first road trip of the season. We can all probably agree that spring is also the perfect time to chase waterfalls. Even if you don’t have a ton of free time, no worries. You won’t need it on this short and sweet road trip to four gorgeous waterfalls. Embark on a glorious spring adventure in Missouri the next time you have a few free hours.
Here are the
Google Maps directions for this brief road trip. If you know of any other waterfalls in the area you want to visit, just add them to the directions Whatever you do, have fun!
1. Parkville Nature Sanctuary – Parkville
Parkville Nature Sanctuary, 100-198 E 12 St, Parkville, MO 64152, USA
Let's kick off our road trip at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, home to a gorgeous cascade and an abundance of natural beauty. The short but sweet one-mile Old Kate Trail meanders through lush wooded area and passes a stream before arriving at the gushing waterfall. Learn more about the
Old Kate Trail
on All Trails.
2. Riverside Waterfall – Riverside
Riverside Waterfall, 1920 NW Platte Rd, Riverside, MO 64150, USA
Our next stop brings us to Riverside Waterfall. You'll need comfy shoes for this one, too, as you'll follow the .09-mile Linear Trail that will lead you straight to the cascade. Definitely make sure you bring your camera along, too. Find more information on the official website of
3. Kessler Waterfall – Kansas City
Kessler Waterfall, 4398-3900 Cliff Dr, Kansas City, MO 64123, USA
Nestled in Kessler Park, Kessler Falls is a beautiful man-made waterfall. Enjoy a close-up view of the cascade when you stroll along Cliff Drive. Stop by the official website of
for more information.
4. Waterfall Park – Independence
Waterfall Park, 4501 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055, USA
A cozy park with a beautiful lake, Waterfall Park in Independence is home to a beautiful waterfall. Just follow the walking trail, which is predominately paved, and you can't miss it. The park is perfect for a stroll followed by a relaxing picnic, if you're hungry right about now. Read more about
5. Powell Botanical Gardens - Kingsville
Powell Gardens, Kansas City's Botanical Garden, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061, USA
Our final stop brings us to Powell Gardens, where you'll find an abundance of natural beauty, including a few waterfalls. If you have the time, spend a few hours exploring the popular Kansas City destination that's home to seven themed gardens. Here's the official website of
What’s your favorite spring adventure in Missouri? Share it with us in the comments! If you enjoy hiking, here are four amazing
waterfalls in Missouri you can see in just one day of hiking. Address: Parkville Nature Sanctuary, 100-198 E 12 St, Parkville, MO 64152, USA Address: Riverside Waterfall, 1920 NW Platte Rd, Riverside, MO 64150, USA Address: Kessler Waterfall, 4398-3900 Cliff Dr, Kansas City, MO 64123, USA Address: Waterfall Park, 4501 S Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055, USA Address: Powell Gardens, Kansas City's Botanical Garden, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO 64061, USA