White Cloud

The Missouri River near White Cloud

Along the Missouri River near White Cloud are unusual towering river bluffs of loess. Loess hills are located in eastern Kansas, western Iowa and eastern Nebraska. The hills are composed of yellow loess soil overlaying older debris left from the last ice age. They are characterized by sharp edged ridge crests, and slopes ranging from gentle to very steep.

An overlook in White Cloud affords views of four states: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.