Hiking and Backpacking in Kansas City

Nebraska

Indian Cave State Park (2.2 hrs away)

"Nebraska's best kept secret" has hiking trails with a variety of campsites on
them from basic primitive sites to hammock or adirondack style campsites that are
first come first serve.

whitaker point

Elk City State Park

Buffalo River

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Kansas

Clinton State Park (.75 hrs away)

Missouri

Knob Noster state park

Ha Ha Tonka State Park - Turkey Pen Hollow Trail

Hercules glade wilderness (4 hrs away)

Outdoor's best hike in Missouri, this part of the Mark Twain National Forest
offers a wide variety of hiking length options and unlimited wilderness camping.

Piney Creek Wilderness (3.5 hrs away)

Paddy Creek Wilderness (4 hrs away)

Devil's Backbone Wilderness (4.7 hrs away)

Bell Mountain Wilderness (5 hrs away)

Oklahoma

Talimena State Park (5.5 hrs away)

Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness (5.75 hrs away)

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