Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Blue river trail section is nice and easy. some bike and foot traffic. Once you cross blue river road and hike the Basement portion it becomes more challenging. Cliffs and rocks. Awesome trail, only downside is the road being so close.
First of all there's A LOT more miles of trails than described! Some areas heavily populated and some not at all depending on where you enter. I just recently found a 4.5 mile loop that was so peaceful and quiet, I didn't cross anyone but there were signs of recent trail use. I'm super glad I live near by, I use these trails frequently. It's a beautiful stretch of wilderness and even though it's inside the city you can feel like you're miles away from anything until you catch a glimpse of civilization. Stay away from the trails right by Blur River Road unless you enjoy seeing just how trashy people really are - PLEASE DON'T LITTER!!!
Do your research on the internet to find the best sections of these trails, after three years I'm still discovering new areas!
Great trails. Hike them all the time on my lunch break.
Great trail! Some areas on the river trail are pretty rocky which can be difficult with dogs. Pretty easy to follow the marked trails. A decent amount of traffic on the trail makes you feel like you won't be lost forever but isn't overcrowded. See my blog for more photos and reviews www.fr33sp1r1t.com
This trail has lots of nice trees. Saw a snake. Watch out for horse poop during horse season.
Frickin sweet trail for dogs
Full-star detraction for the condition of the western side of the River Trail (below the soccer fields). Completely covered in glass and litter. Would hate to trip and fall here.
Trail head for the Highline trail is at the intersection of Blue River Rd and Blue Ridge Blvd. Park on the gravel lots right at the intersection. Combination of the Highline, Bohoca and Basement trails make for a solid workout, though it's wooded without much to look at. River trail was disappointing and lacked the wildflower I was hoping.
Trails are well-marked with non-washing signposts in the ground.