Byron Shutz Nature Trail
ElevationAscent: 240' 73 m
Descent: -234' -71 m
High: 1,046' 319 m
Low: 920' 281 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
Current trail conditions
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2.9 mi 4.6 km • Loop • 195 ft Ascent 59.41 m Ascent
Singletrack Lone Jack, MO( 1 )
Knob Noster Trails
6.8 mi 10.9 km • Loop • 483 ft Ascent 147.16 m Ascent
Singletrack Knob Noster, MO( 2 )
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“This 3.25 mile nature trail takes visitors to the “wild side” of Powell Gardens.”— Erin Bailey Parish
Unique plants along the trail’s prairie ridge include the compass plant, with its north-south aligned leaves, rare eared false foxglove, bigroot prickly pear and three species of ladies’ tresses orchids. The trail also is a haven for butterfly and birdwatchers.
The expanded trail was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Marilyn T. and Byron C. Shutz and the Shutz Foundation.
Land Manager: Powell Gardens, Inc.
Sep 14, 2016: Dazzling Dahlias