Cave Springs is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, MO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
It is a nice short stroll in the woods, in the city. One positive I find is having such a wooded spot essentially in the middle of Kansas City but unfortunately it's just not that large of an area.
To say there is a waterfall is a bit of a stretch but the area has a lot of neat things to see, is dense with forest, and had plenty of trail options. You don't feel like you're in a city at all.
Nice trails and easy to get through. Not much of a cave, but enjoyed the afternoon walking around.
it was alright, the tree was pretty impressive. overall it was short, and I would hardly consider it a cave
Cave Spring park is the only privately run and owned park in the KC area that offers hiking trails, scout programs and picnic areas 365 days a year. The park is open from dawn till dusk. If the gate is not open please check the website for updates or call them. The park just added a 1 mile outer loop hiking-jogging trail. There are 4.2 miles of continuous hiking trails counting cutbacks. It will take the average hike about an hour to hike the main trails but add another 45 mins if you do side trails and cutbacks. As for trash and trail conditions. The park is maintained by volunteers. 100%. Boy Scouts, Church Groups and the like. The only full time person is an 83 year old man who has made the park his life and spends nearly every day up there working and cleaning. The park is always looking for more help and programs. www.cavespring.org. The Parks difficulty level of hiking is low. It is a great place for kids and pets with leashes.
Beautiful trail. Quick and easy!
Not kept up very well, trash every where. There were some interesting things to see that were man made but nature wise it was less than spectacular. The map is hand drawn with scribble hand writing. There are signs up everywhere though.
This a fun trail to take my 5 year old on. I jave taken my dogs. but there are some narrow points on the trail that make it moderatly difficult for passing hikers.
Overall, this trail is a lot of fun with alternate routes branching off the main trail all over the place.
Great park hidden away off Gregory road. Wooded and quiet. Small but easy to get lost.
This is a quick hike, but has a few fun spots for kids to enjoy. Like a little creek, and a "cave", and a really old tree.
I wouldn't consider this "hiking" unless you bring kids or are just looking for a way to wander around in the woods but still be in town. There was trash all around the pond and throughout the trail, and you can see houses/hear traffic the entire time as well. Short little walk around what I would consider more of a park than hiking trails.