KANSAS CITY WILDLANDSRegal fritillary butterfly on common milkweed flowers

Please complete the form below to register for Bridging The Gap's Kansas City WildLands National Trails Day hike at Rocky Point Glades. Located in Swope Park, this unique remnant glade ecosystem is home to showy wildflowers, limestone outcrops, and trees that are hundreds of years old. The trail is unpaved and moderate-level. This hike is taking place on National Trails Day in coordination with Lakeside Nature Center's event the following day, Sunday June 2nd, 2024.

Date: Saturday June 1st, 2024

Time: 9:00am-10:30am


  • Address: Oakwood Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132
  • Map link 
  • Parking: There are 5-10 parking spots along the road near Lake Lodge, with additional parking around the paved circle loop in front of the lodge and office.

What to wear/bring:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and long pants required

  • Bring a reusable water bottle full of water

  • Hats, sunscreen, and bug spray encouraged

  • Taking pictures is encouraged, so bring your phone or camera!

  • There is tall grass lining the trail, which means ticks are likely to find you. Here are some tips on how to avoid ticks.

If you have any questions, please contact Hunter Moore, KCWL Program Manager, at hunter.moore@bridgingthegap.org or 816-561-1089

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I am aware that working as a volunteer or participating in an event with Kansas City WildLands (KCWL) work day or independent activity is a potentially dangerous activity. I warrant that I have no physical or psychological medical conditions that would create risk(s) for myself or others in connection with this volunteer activity. The volunteer work I may perform will take place in a natural environment with inherent dangers that include, but aren't limited to, exposure to noxious plants, such as poison ivy, snake or insect bites, falls due to uneven ground, stumps, roots, loose footing, etc., and the effects of weather conditions, including high heat and/or humidity, sun, cold, wind, snow, rain or ice. In the event my volunteer activities take place through the use of an automobile or other motorized vehicle or in an office or other setting I understand that there are certain additional and different risks that arise in such atmospheres and this waiver and assumption of risk is intended by me to include any and all such risks. Therefore, I assume any and all risks directly or indirectly associated with working as a KCWL volunteer. I understand that I am solely responsible for my own safety both on the premises and in traveling to and from KCWL work sites.

Being aware of the above facts, and in consideration of being allowed to contribute to the habitat restoration efforts as a volunteer for KCWL, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and do release KCWL, Bridging The Gap, Missouri Department of Conservation, and all other KCWL Partnership members including the Land Manager of the site(s) work takes place on, and their representatives, successors or assigns, from any and all claims or liability for death, personal injury or property damage of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of, or in the course of, my participation as a KCWL or as a Bridging The Gap volunteer or event participant. 

Additionally, I understand that photos may be taken during the event I am participating in, and I hereby grant Bridging The Gap the right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, without compensation, for editorial, trade, promotional, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium and to copyright the same. I hereby release Bridging The Gap from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

This Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risks extends to all claims of every kind or nature whatsoever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.

Revised 3/30/11