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hiking
15 days ago

So beautiful! Nice fresh mulch trail. Beautiful thicks trees, flora, and memorials. Such a quaint and pretty pond!! Saw many people walking their dogs off the leash - all well behaved and thoroughly enjoying the trails and pond. I highly suggest this trail. It’s a hidden gem. There are parts that are more on the steep side.

Really nice trail. Hilly terrain, some rocky parts. This is more like towards the moderate level. Not a struggle but it’s not flat and simple. Nice easy to follow loop trail with halfway shortcut. Beautiful biodiversity. Couple of spiderwebs at head height here during late September. Saw a HUGE spider hanging just right off the trail that my brother pushed me towards so he could get away haha. I didn’t use a hiking stick but my brother did and it is more useful on this trail. Pet friendly trail. Can’t wait to see it when the leaves change. Sad to see some vandalized trees, and I don’t like being able to hear cars from the trail. Also very close to backs of houses during some parts of the trail, which is kind of annoying but could be helpful if an emergency occurs.

1 month ago

Not a quiet or peaceful place to spend time on a Saturday.

1 month ago

Needs maintenance– spider webs obstructed almost the entire trail and grass was slightly overgrown. The trail itself was an easy walk with wooded scenery. Fun to see the buffalo and elk enclosure. Overall good Friday afternoon for us and the dog– although we got completely covered in ticks.

walking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Nice clean easy trail w/ mild ups&downs- lots of benches and viewpoints.

Got covered in ticks, not much to see till you get to the lake, and by then we had been through hundreds of spider webs, and right before then was when we had noticed we were covered in a plethora of tiny ticks. Also very overgrown in some stretches.

Nice walk through the “woods”. Like taking dogs on new adventures!

We found out the hard way that this is NOT a biking trail like this app says. The park has multiple conflicting signs. Some say "bikes on designated trails", some say bikes allowed while the signs by the nature center say no bikes allowed anywhere. We rode for 1.5 miles and never say a no biking sign.

trail running
2 months ago

Good trail for a tempo or fast paced run. It is flat for the most part with some steep hills. Overall it’s a decent place for a quick run but anything longer than 4-6 miles I would recommend something else.

hiking
2 months ago

decent hike. sadly someone has vandalized some of the trees with demonic & swastika signs.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike close to town. Would rate as easy instead of moderate

hiking
3 months ago

Simple trail. Should be better maintained, improved because it is a memorial to true heroes.

Rustic trail that made me work a little. Definitely need good hiking boots/shoes. Not paved.

nice little nature trail..saw deer turtles ..pretty cool..

mountain biking
3 months ago

Fun trail for mountain biking. Enjoyed jumping the rocky part of the trail.

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.

Clean trail. Beautiful view. Lots of traffic.

hiking
4 months ago

I took the children and found this end of the trail while having a great adventure. I recommend all families stop and take in the free adventure. You'll be impressed and happy you did.

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 trail and beautiful lake. Only complaint is trail is not marked at the fork. Ended up staying on the paved sidewalk and not going on the bridge to make the loop. I'm a traveler so trail markers are important. Figured it out when I back tracked and went toward the damn. If you are not familiar with this trail go toward the damn.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of butterflies and wildlife. Very slippery and muddy. Path was overgrown in places and we couldn’t even see the lake.

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.

trail running
4 months ago

Been running the trail at the lake for years, very nice! I pick up its trail from 95th & hwy 7 entrance, water stop within a mile and then u can get 2 more miles to get behind falcon ridge. Few unpaved trail options, easy and fun to go through too

hiking
5 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

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

Real easy but beautiful little lake. The dam is amazing looking.

hiking
6 months ago

Very easy to follow. There is a map at the beginning, showing different paths and their distances. This trail acts as a memorial to retired and fallen Kansas City Police Officers and offers a view of the training academy.

hiking
6 months ago

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

A quick walk around with paths manageable for kids. Sweet views of Lake Jacomo, some natural springs and creeks. Perfect for a quick getaway.

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