Kansas City Parks and Recreation
Cliff Drive in northeast Kansas City is a state-designated scenic byway – the only one in an urban area – and contains some of the city’s oldest parkland. Forested limestone bluffs overlooking the Missouri River bottoms are rich in local history and offer pleasing vistas. However, both the limestone bluffs and the forest flora are obscured by a severe infestation of invasive exotic shrub honeysuckle. KCWL has worked with the parks department and local community on an annual honeysuckle-killing workday in recent years.
Hours: Scenic byway, no closed hours
Pets: On leash only
Take Highway 24 in NE Kansas City, Missouri (Independence Avenue) to Benton Boulevard. Head north on Benton to the Cliff Drive entrance (just west of the Kansas City Museum).