Maple Woods Natural Area Trail

EASY 35 reviews

Maple Woods Natural Area Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 160 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

Maple Woods Natural Area trail meanders through a small suburban forest of old growth timber. The trail begins by crossing a foot bridge, swings left along a small creek before ascending the hill, down the other side and back to the trailhead.

hiking
1 day ago

3 months ago

I love it! Peaceful and perfect for hammocking!

5 months ago

Heckin rad, dudes

5 months ago

It was so fun! Our entire family enjoyed it!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

I loved this trail.. Some great things to see while you are hiking as well.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Pleasantly surprised with this lushly wooded area.

hiking
8 months ago

Great little trail.

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great starter trail! Clean and challenging but not hard. Would recommend for families with older kids. Our nine year old loved it, but it was a little too much for our six year old.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail! It was a last minute stop, so we will have go again!! We saw several deer playing not too far from us!! The hills and natural terrain make it a little bit of a challenge and fun!

hiking
1 year ago

Good little trail. It has some good hills.

hiking
1 year ago

I love this trail! Rougher terrain (for KC area) makes it a bit of a challenge (definitely a hike vs. a walk), yet a short enough hike to make it very easy to fit in during the usual weekend activities. One of my favorites on cooler days, keeping bugs and snakes at bay. Last time I went I saw deer and turkeys. Be mindful of footing when leaves have fallen...they blanket the trail -- easy to lose sight of the trail if you are not familiar with it, as well as hidden rocks and tree roots.