What we're about

Masks required at any time we are within 12 feet of one another.

Welcome to OUTdoors KC - the LGBT+, their friends and family adventuring club of Kansas City. Join us for hiking, paddling, backpacking and more.

OUTdoors KC is a judgement-free Meetup open to all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels. Even though we are originally an LGBT group, friends and allies are more than welcomed. Diversity in all areas, experience level, gender, age, race, all may participate. If you have a four-legged friend you would like to bring along feel free, provided they're leashed and it is not otherwise noted in the event’s description.

Adventuring with us starts with you, and probably the most exciting part about our group is that our outings are just as diverse as our members. Whether it’s leisurely day hikes around town, paddling the Muddy Mo, or multi-night backpacks in the Ozark Mountains we strive to maintain an active year-round calendar. Many of our events will have food and museum add-ons. If you have an idea for an event feel free to make a suggestion in the discussions section.
A minimal fee is collected to cover the annual fees charged to operate of $197. Our outings are planned with thought. Your safety is important, itineraries will be followed set by the event organizers. *Being prepared is the key to enjoying the great outdoors.

Upcoming events (3)

Shoal Creek Living History Museum

Shoal Creek Living History Museum

$1.00

Let's get some fresh air and exercise by exploring the Shoal Creek Living History Museum, which features 19th century buildings dating from[masked]. Although the buildings are closed for this year, we can still walk and look around. Then we can explore some of the Hodge Park trails and maybe even see some old relics. Even this time of year is great for taking pictures so feel free to bring along a camera or simply use the mobile phone camera. Meet at the Shoal Creek entrance gate. Quite possible bringing Fido on this event isn't a good idea, there's live stock featured, buffalo. Park website -> https://www.shoalcreeklivinghistorymuseum.com Trail conditions here -> https://urbantrailco.com. Social distancing will be observed and masks worn. Please bring $1.00 to assist in covering the cost of this Meet Up group. I'll update with the weather closer to the date although right now it looks sunny.

Start the New Year Right Hike at Cave Spring Park

8699 E Gregory Blvd

$1.00

Let’s meetup at Cave Spring Park, just outside the Nature Center, for our first hike of the year. While the park isn’t huge, it’s packed with beautiful trails featuring streams, ponds, and the reason for the park's name, the cave spring. One can enter the cave about 20 feet, your mobile phone's flashlight will help. Let's hope for good weather. Good hiking shoes and layers suggested. Because the time of year we will decide once we are there which trails to take and distance. We'll try for 2 anyway A 1 dollar donation will help towards Meetup fees will be collected. * Masks required on all events until further notice

Snow Creek Sunday evening

Snow Creek Ski Area

$1.00

I'm announcing this now but there will no doubt be some changes, this was from 2 years ago AND they may not even open this year, I can't get anywhere on their site just now. the following was written 2 years ago> Let's not let the cold get us down but get us out and enjoy it! On Sunday afternoon Snow Creek has a special. 4 to 8 pm for $29, 40 gets you rentals. For $45 you get all that and a beginners lesson when bought on line 24 hours before!! If you've not been to this Kansas City attraction it's a good time for sure. Great for beginners and a good tune up for us black diamond skiers! (haha) Snow Boards available and they also have a tubing park for those more grounded members. Get the chat going on car pooling, what we need etc. We'll meet up there at 3:30 and be on the slopes by 4! There's a nice warming house and bar for those that want to tag along and not necessarily partake in the adrenaline rush. Check out their web site https://www.skisnowcreek.com/

Past events (65)

RESCHEDULED Plaza Lights OUTdoor Stroll

301 W 47th St

$1.00

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