Monkey Mountain, Missouri facts for kids
The park is popular among equestrians and hikers for its variety of terrain. These include marshy lowlands in the northwest, steep heavily-wooded climbs on the east and south sides, rocky outcroppings on the southern side, and a large rolling meadow spreading east from the center of the park. There are several ponds, streams, and a waterfall.
The park features a 3.5 mile primary loop trail, as well as numerous side trails. The park is accessible from a small gravel lot on the south side or from a softball field parking lot on the north side.
The park was formerly part of Sni-A-Bar Farm that was owned by Kansas City newspaperman, and philanthropist, William Rockhill Nelson.
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