Nearly five miles of paved and wood chip hiking trails wind their way through the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and across two 75-foot bridges that span Wolf Creek. A major tributary of the Blue River, Wolf Creek bisects the Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

Trails become more challenging along the limestone bluffs, which rise high above its southern banks. Our new rocky ridge trail takes you to the prairie and through a cedar forest and hickory grove.

Download a detailed trail map, Arboretum Trail Guide or pick one up at the Environmental Education Visitors Center.

For those less adventuresome, a half-mile asphalt “country road” trail is available for an easy saunter. Sidewalks extend from the parking area into all gardens and meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards for accessibility.


Arboretum Trail Guide 

Visit Us

8909 W. 179th St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
$3.00 Age 13+
$1.00 Age 6-12
Free Age 5 and younger

Always free for members of Friends of the Arboretum.

The Arboretum is open 7 days a week, all year long.

Summer Hours:
April 1 - August 31, the Arboretum will be open:
Early on Wednesdays, 7am-5pm
Late on Thursdays, 9am-8pm

The Arboretum will close at noon on Saturday, June 24.

Holiday Hours:
The Arboretum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
New Year's Day will be open 9am - 2pm

Free Admission Days 2023 - First Tuesday of each month:
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 5
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm