My husband and I hiked this together. The trail was very rugged and remote feeling which was very appealing. We are new to hiking and this was close to home. There are many Spurs and loops to get "lost on. I would definitely suggest having a trail map to help navigate, especially when trying to decide how long/far you want to hike. Today we did a little over 5 miles. We hiked until we were ready to go home and then followed markets to the trail head. The trails are well marked and defined but unless you know how long each spur or loop is your hike could go all day. Definitely need a map. All in all this was a great hike and we will do it again!
The hike was great. We took our dog with us and had no issues throughout the hike. The area is pretty peaceful, with the exception of the occasional gun shots coming from the sheriffs firing range. We hiked mid day when the weather was in the 90's, but the trees provided ample shade to make it not so bad. There are LOTS of spiders on the trail, so watch out! We encountered several that we almost walked right into. We ended up using our dog leash as a spider web clearer. The trail also becomes confusing about midway, branching off to several other trails.
Lots of trails to choose from, our 2 pretty active dogs had a great time. My 11yr old complained about all the time she missed on YouTube and my husband acted like he was Bear Gryllis - with equal amounts of comfort and luxuries. We only saw a handful of people which also made he experience great. We'll be back.
This hiking trail is by far the best that my fiance and I have been on. We took the more difficult level of hiking trail, "Tasty", and it was awesome. If you are not much for a little climbing, hiking on rocky terrain, and lengthy trails then I would chose among the other hiking trails they have available. My fiance and I thoroughly enjoyed the more difficult level. It was only the two of us, super quiet, beautiful landscaping and wooded areas. we got some wonderful pictures during our trip. By the end of our hike, we made it through 5+ miles and have made plans to go back again soon. I would highly recommend Landhal for your place to hike.
Austin R. on Landahl Park
Our first trail using all trails. Landahl Park has been a destination of ours many times for sledding and geocaching. We spent a sunny crisp day walking a few of the trails today. Total hike was 5.3 miles for us today. Trail was covered in snow and ice but still a beautiful day to be out.
First of all, please note that the directions under the getting there tab are not accurate. Once we figured out how to get there we were very happy with this trail system. We walked about 3 miles of the trail. On a Saturday evening we saw a few bicyclists, but were mostly alone. Our family will definitely be returning to this trail system.
I liked the trail itself - long miles with different skill level, well maintained. Good for trail running not too rocky. BUT the trail wasn't that well marked and the map at the entrance didnt have all the trails on it. Some four way crossings had no markings so it was kind of confusing how far we'd gone or which trail we were on. I'd still go back!
Landahl is by far my favorite in the KC area and it helps that I live 4 minutes from it. It has everything from beginner trails to some pretty technical trails and you can spend the biggest part of a day there. Although I mostly bike over there, I've hiked it quite a bit also. The parking lot does get pretty full at times but with so many miles of trails, it's not crowded in there at all.