Maple Woods Natural Area

Driving Directions

In Gladstone, take 76th Street east 1.25 miles from North Oak Trafficway.


This is a forest area. Facilities/features: mature stand of sugar maples and oaks. It is a designated Natural Area.

General Information

Kansas City



Owned by MDC

  • Leased to the City of Gladstone for area maintenance.

(Activity Explanations)
(Population Definition)
Bird Watching  A popular destination to view resident forest birds and spring migrant songbirds. Get the Audubon Society of Missouri Conservation Area Bird List.  
Hiking  1.40 miles of non-interpretive hiking trails.  
Nature Viewing  Locally known for fall color and spring wildflower displays. 

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Conservation Department Facilities
Facility Item Name Count Comments
Parking Lot    

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Feature Item Name Count Size Comments
Designated Natural Area Maple Woods Natural Area 18.00 acres A mature maple/oak forest. This Natural Area is recognized by the National Park Service as a significant Natural Area.  
Stream - Intermittent  0.16 miles  

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Land Cover Types
Land Type Acres Comments
Old Field 3.00 Heavy woody invasion 
Forest and Woodland 36.00 Mature maple and oak. 
Other 0.30 Parking lot 
Total Area Acres:39.30 

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Designated Trails
Trail Name Trail Type Length
Maple Woods Nature Trail (Moderate) Hiking (Non-Interpretive) 1.40 

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Shooting Range General Information

This area has no shooting ranges.

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