Quindaro Ruins Urban Hike

Founded in 1856, the town of Quindaro served an important role for freedom seekers crossing the Missouri River into Kansas during their journey on the underground railroad. Once a bustling hub complete with hotels, grocery stores, churches, schools and more, the town of Quindaro has been reduced to buried ruins in the hillside of pre-civil war structures in Kansas City, Kansas.

Join us and Urban Hikes KC to hike through the Quindaro Ruins to explore the area and hear stories that keep the pivotal town alive despite its condition. The 3-mile hike is steep, rocky and often uneven. We recommend utilizing your hiking gear: hiking boots, hiking sticks and attire and supplies to protect you from the sun and bugs. There are no bathrooms at this site. 

Friday, June 30
8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Quindaro Ruins
3507 N 27th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104

This exclusive opportunity is reserved for donors who have funds at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Because the terrain can be steep, rocky and muddy, this opportunity is open to ages 10 and up.

Questions? Contact Sidney Peterson at events@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3414.


By registering for this event you agree to the following:

• Your name will be shared with Urban Hikes KC.
• You may be photographed and agree to allow your photo and video to be used by the Community Foundation for internal and promotional purposes.
• The Quindaro Ruins terrain is a rocky and often uneven. You recognize that possible hazards exist, accept full responsibility for your own safety, and agree to participate solely at your own risk. You release the Community Foundation from liability for any injuries or other damages resulting from attending this event.

For inquiries about accessibility, please contact Sidney Peterson at events@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3414.