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hiking
2 days ago

great trail, but not a lot of markings so a map or GPS would be really helpful. beautiful scenery. it was raining when we hiked it so we were completely alone.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for families! My 7 yo had a blast!

Interesting area, good for kids, close to city.

horseback riding
1 month ago

I ride this a couple times a week, it’s roughly 3.4 miles, not 2.8. There are some limbs & spots that could used cleaned up, but alternate routes are easy to access. The first couple times I rode I had wished things were better marked, but all in all it’s a good trail for a quick conditioning ride after work.

2 months ago

Finally made it there! Did found the waterless fountain, yes it did got little confusing to find it. Once you reach creek from south path (which is 4 miles long) follow down the creek 1/4 of mile. If you come from north side (shortest way 2.6 miles) also follow down creek on your own. Seek and u will find :)

hiking
2 months ago

at the overlook got on the wrong trail and off a bit. took a mile or so to work our way back on. didn't make it to waterfall. next time.

Not maintained

hiking
2 months ago

We took the Long Creek trail that is a part of this system. It is a much shorter hike with rocky terrain, fallen timber, beautiful views, places to camp, and an exceptional finale of stunning bluffs and a winding stream to play in. Going down a steady slope going in and hiking up a gradual, steady incline on the way back out. Approximately 3/4 of a mile total hike, but plenty of options to walk around the bluffs and stream to explore.

nice inclines, beautiful scenery!

2 months ago

Great trail, falls are only when it has been raining, but hike along the creek or down the middle if no water, you won’t be disappointed.

walking
2 months ago

ruff root covered paths, bridges in disrepair but one good bench passed the cascade.

not good

there is no hiking trail. you start by walking through a hay pasture then between a few trees then fight through tall weeds and thorns then I went back. wear pants and boots

lots of weeds. It's better for horses

Not allowing dogs ruins this trail

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little place to take the kids or go for a walk. I struggle with finding good places to hike in he Kansas City area so this will do in a pinch. My 2 year old had a great time. One part of the trail goes right up next to a busy street, separated by just a thin layer of trees, so it’s not the most “nature-y” or secluded/remote by any means but still nice. Did find quite a bit of trash which is very disappointing.

Love the waterfall!!
Nice hike and several benches to sit take in the scenery.

Quick out and back walk to look at a waterfall that consists of rocks 1.5 billion years old. That’s old!

walking
5 months ago

Overgrown and littered with trash. Only was able to go about 1/4 mike before turning back and was covered in ticks. Doesn’t look like the trail ha been maintained in years.

hiking
5 months ago

There are actually two trails here. One is a wide chat trail out and back to the mill. It is 1/4 mile in length and starts at a kiosk in the parking lot next to the cemetery. Half way to the mill the trailhead for Mill View Trail may be found off the left side of the trail and at the north end of the lake.

Mill View Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail that crosses the creek (you will get your feet wet) and ascends to an overlook of the dam and mill. After that the trail continues ascending up to a bluff overlook of Huzzah Creek before entering forest. There are several tall pines along the trail. In addition to the nice views, highlights of this trail were at least a dozen different species of fungi and a baby Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher on the ground just off the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery, well maintained. Would recommend coming to the falls after a good rain storm.

hiking
5 months ago

Majestic elevation, not for the weary of heart.

hiking
5 months ago

The waterfall pictured in this listing is on the Old Kate Trail (at the same location), _not_ the Whitetail Trail.

Not a good trail, it is not mark, it’s dirty!! it’s sad when people does not respect nature. Beer cans and bottles all over.

6 months ago

The trail is well maintained and part of it is a boardwalk. There is a neat waterfall along the way and plenty of bluebird houses, though I didn't see any bluebirds this morning.

walking
6 months ago

Really fun and pretty! Nice short and well maintained. Great Sunday morning hike if you’re looking for something quick just outside the city. We saw a woodpecker at the top of a clearing. Way cool!

cute little trail, cleared well, and my sister and I loved our mile walk

walking
6 months ago

Good for kids- some play area. The name is misleading and underwhelming. The cave is tiny. There are neat chimneys along the one mile trail. Wear pants and close toed shoes- lots of poison ivy and sumac. Lots of shade, so lots of mud along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Great spot for us and the kids. Really cool place to visit and not too hard for young children or stroller.

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