I had previously flown into Kansas City to visit some waterfalls in eastern Kansas and outside Kansas City, but I did not see this waterfall pop up in my searches from years ago. As we were traveling cross-country, I searched for Missouri waterfalls, and this falls appeared. I did a bit of research and found out the falls are in the Parkville Nature Sanctuary northwest of Kansas City.
The falls are often referred to as the Parkville Nature Sanctuary waterfall. I have been informed that the falls are on White Alloe Creek, so I decided to refer to them as White Alloe Creek Falls, which is a bit easier to communicate.
When we arrived at the parking area for the nature sanctuary, it was warm and humid. Luckily, the path was mostly shaded, and the hike is relatively short. It’s just under 1 mile round-trip and is on mostly level ground. Even then, we were still sweating a lot. But once you near the waterfall, it definitely cools down a bit. The waterfall isn’t tall, but it is definitely a beautiful waterfall. It’s a pleasant surprise, one that I would definitely direct people to for a day hike in the Kansas City area.
- From I-635, you want to end up on MO-9, heading northwest.
- Continue on MO-9 into Parkville. You will need to turn right to stay on MO-9.
- In between 12th Street and 13th Street (on the right), you will find parking for the Parkville Nature Sanctuary.
- After parking, you will find signs that direct you the falls.
Accessibility: 10/10 (Easy)
Length of Hike: 0.9 miles round-trip
Where in the World is White Alloe Creek Falls?