The Exploring Roots Summer Adventure Challenge

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The Exploring Roots Summer Adventure Challenge is a FREE event taking place from July to September. Each month, HCA features a different trail in Kansas City, encouraging folks to explore the beautiful natural spaces Kansas and Missouri have to offer. You can even earn prizes! The Summer Adventure is flexible, allowing everyone to choose when and how they explore the trails, whether with family, solo, or rescheduling in case of rain. Keep your eyes out for special events, where you can meet our partners, meet other outdoor enthusiasts, and learn something new! 

How It Works:

  1. Visit the month’s featured trail and look for the Exploring Roots signs.
  2. Hike to your chosen distance. There are big signs located every 1/3rd mile along the trail. Then take a selfie near the sign.
  3. Show your selfie to the staff at the pickup location to claim your prize.
  4. At the end of every month we draw one grand prize winner. If you want a chance to win the prize, make sure you’re registered – [Insert registration link]

Trail Information


Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter and keep an eye out for the summer’s trails! While you’re waiting, check out the trails from past Summer Adventure Challenges:

Camp Branch Glade
Rocky Point Glades at Swope Park
Jerry Smith Park
Blue Valley Park
Hidden Valley Park
Alex George Wetland at Blue River Parkway
Minor Park