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Great trail, great scenery, easy to walk. Nice view of the lake.

nice inclines, beautiful scenery!

walking
1 month ago

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

Nice short east trail. Only concern are the hunters along the trail shooting squirrels. So recommend wearing brightly colored clothes.

Not allowing dogs ruins this trail

Well maintained trail with typical Missouri scenery.

walking
2 months ago

Very nice well kept great short walk for young kids to enjoy

hiking
3 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.

One of my very favorites. I love the west ridge trail as it runs high above the Missouri. I am usually the only person on the trail which is also nice if you prefer some seclusion.

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

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with the family. This trail is always a favorite. Great views of the Missouri River and the town of Leavenworth across the river. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Majestic elevation, not for the weary of heart.

hiking
4 months ago

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

easy little hike, good for a short hike with little ones

hiking
4 months ago

My family loves going to this park, it's not too crowded and the trails are convenient. Not very challenging for serious hikers its more for those that just want a leisurely nature walk. A couple of the hills are pretty steep so be careful!

4 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
4 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
4 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
4 months ago

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

Will be coming back! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

Trail entrance is close to 435 and close to a shooting range. The noise from both is a bit distracting at first but as you continue on the trail you can barely hear either. Trail is in decent shape and provides some challenging hills. Differently would consider this a moderate trail for hiking. Not sure I will hike this again. Nothing spectacular about this trail.

hiking
4 months ago

It was an okay hike for being what like 1-2miles. The caves and the chimneys were nice to look at. The pond was cool as well. Some paths were covered with trees and brushes so it was kind of hard to see the trail but it’s great to bring the kids

Well-established trail, novice trail user appropriate. Water, shade, free parking all available at the trailhead. Perfect for a break from the urban/suburban environment without a looking drive.

Easy to Moderate with clean trails and excellent views. Highly recommend.

5 months ago

Great little outing for the kids... easy trail and the kiddos loved the little waterfall and the cave.

hiking
6 months ago

Dog friendly easy little trail. Nice little play and picnic area. Great for quick hikes with little ones.

on North Ridge Trail

6 months ago

It was a great day for a hike & we just wanted a short one before heading back to the city. This gave a moderate challenge with the hill climb. The end was a bit disappointing. If there had been leaves on the trees you probably wouldn't be able to see the river.

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