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Great hike - feels like you left the city but you are still close to home!

Easy, lots of mountain bikers but a nice reprieve

horse traffic has done a bit of damage. trail could use some blazes. little trash.

Great trail and so close to so many potential riders and walkers.

This is a great trail. It is a good practice trail for biking the Katy Trail, but this has more dips and hills than the Katy. Also, this has plenty of parking as well as stops around restaurants, play grounds, QuikTrip, and it is safe. You can ride as little as a mile or do the whole thing down and back for a 28 mile ride. One of the best in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

I have known about this Trail since I was a kid and I've hiked several portions of it for most of my life. it has always been torn up from the horse traffic. but it is a large loop and has mostly treed areas.

mountain biking
1 month ago

A fun trail. A few more trail markers would help but still a fun ride thru some tight fast sections.

Just another badly marked and cryptic trail that will easily get you lost. Even the trail head maps were off the mark. Got lost after waiting for the local "Trail Nerds" group run that never showed (not even sure they exist anymore) and found myself super lost in the dark. Not to mention LOTS of rocks, somewhat dangerous for runners and the occasional weed smokers on the trail make it for a annoying and disappointing experience.

walking
1 month ago

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

Hit these trails today for the first time and was blown away. So beautiful, well maintained, varied difficulty levels and surfaces. I spent several hours and went about 12 miles. Can’t wait to enjoy the trails this fall as the leaves turn. Make sure to take plenty of water and make note of the paved trail that goes straight up the middle and takes you back to the trailhead anytime.

Great trail, good workout, and well shaded. Would like to see better markings for the trail across intersections and the such. Got off the main trail several times.

Tons of spider webs!

mountain biking
1 month ago

I grew up in Overland Park over the past forty years and have been pleased to see the extensive trail system develop. I jog, bike, take my dog on jogs, and even ride my longboard on the Indian Creek trail. My wife and two boys live 3 blocks off the trail. The trail is fairly well cared for. A few cracks which are most notable on the skateboard, but they’re few. And definitely not a problem for any other mode. I’ve seen police on a few occasions. I don’t recommend a ride on it within 24 hours of rain, as a couple of low spots can pocket water. Summer day will dry it up, though.

I usually ride my mountain bike about 5 miles, I might run a 2 mile jog once a week. I sse a good balance of trees and open areas, which means even on hot days you will find a diversity of temperatures. Fall brings a few too many leaves for the longboard... And, pity the Activity menu here doesn’t have the skateboard-longboard and nor does it show inline skating. These are 90% level grade trails on the floodplain of the creek and are a treasure for the community. They provide continuous uninterrupted movement...just pick a mod and do a little “forest bathing” through the City of Trees. See you there!

My daughter and I decided to take a hike on a hot Sunday. There is gravel that has recently been laid at the beginning of the trail and it is uncomfortable to walk on to say the least. ( with hiking boots it’d be more comfortable, we had on sneakers)
We were lucky to see lots of butterflies along the way and one even guided us out of the trail.
It’s not very well maintained and a odd place to start. The trailhead started at a apartment complex near the dumpsters.
We didn’t let it deter our hike and enjoyed the semi steep hill down to other trails. We came across deer bones and carried a “web swipes” aka a stick to get through what we called Spider Alley. We loved how the trees naturally grew into and archway above the path so we understand why spiders were so plentiful.
Hope this helps!
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trail running
2 months ago

I love the ability to train on a technical, challenging trail within minutes of midtown KC. I can double and triple up my loops and feel like I’m off somewhere in the mountains.

My absolute favorite hiking trail in KC! Stunning scenery, flat stretches, rocky stretches, abandoned buildings, broad flora and fauna. Gorgeous and well maintained. However, definitely keep this app on you. Trail changes are not marked at ALL. Very confusing if you’re sticking to the 4.5. Otherwise, be prepared for more like 8. 

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

leisurely trail, great for walks with animals, friends, kids. beautiful scenery, but can be a bit exposed in areas, becoming uncomfortably hot in the summer months.

What a peaceful gem in the middle of the inner city. The trail system was fantastic, quiet and beautiful. The shade made the hike tolerable on a sweltering day. Wish we had brought our bikes because the trails would be amazing for mountain biking.
One warning, there is broken glass all over the parking area, make sure all valuables are hidden away. Also, there were hundreds of spider webs across the trail.

We parked at the Smoke and Davey Trailhead and took the Neale Trail. So great. Somewhat challenging, very cobwebby at 8 am but found a good stick to help with that. Very well maintained and pretty views everywhere. When the trail crossed the cement path that ran down the center of the trail system we occasionally saw another person but aside from that no other people once we were in the woods. Great views of the lake.

nature trips
2 months ago

I feel Amazing,I can't wait to pick up where I left off. It's like a book u can't put down:-) lol

mountain biking
2 months ago

Nice well maintained trail. Intertwined with disc golf 18 hole course

I hiked the easier trail. Well defined but sometimes not well marked. Challenging near the bluffs and easy on the north side. Almost stepped on some adolescent raccoons! Don't take valuables - car break ins are common. My car also bottomed out in the unpaved parking area.

hiking
2 months ago

Short but ok hike

hiking
2 months ago

Thinking back to June when REI had an event here to help repair the trail. There is so much damage from horses & just unkept areas. There are no blazes & in some areas it's hard to see where it connects. There are some arrows painted on the pavement to direct you in a couple of spots. There were just to many places that the entrance you had to duck down to walk through the next 2 miles or so. You had to walk out in the open, over paved areas & grassy fields all unmarked. there are a lot of hills & muddy area where you have to straddle each side of the dirt to walk through. All of these things made for not a good hike.

road biking
3 months ago

Great trail. Take plenty of water!!

This is a great trail with many fun spots and lovely trees. It is not well marked. We had to use GPS with the app to find our way and that wasn't always correct. I wouldn't go if it has rained in the last three days as there are many muddy trails in shady areas. We went many days after a rain and we had to straddle some parts. There are many places along the route with water for refilling bottles.

Great paved and off road trails! A new favorite!

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.

Gets crowded with bikers and runners.
Fun little walk

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