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we had fun on this trail. like others have said it's pretty easy. the rocks on the back side were really cool.

We just got back from hiking in Colorado and wanted to keep it up here back at home. First time on this trail. So happy it’s so close to our home. Very well kept, marked perfect to decide which way you want to go and loved all the fall leaves. Can’t wait to get back out there with our bikes this time!! Would totally recommend!!

hiking
15 days ago

Great for families! My 7 yo had a blast!

hiking
28 days ago

nice trail, pretty views.

Nice wide trail. Hiked for an hour on a Tuesday. Did not see a single person! Good news if you are allergic to poison ivy/oak, the trail is wide and plenty clear so no need to worry about that. Some areas where you could run but areas of a fair amount of large rock where it would be dangerous. Saw some migrating birds, woodpeckers, chickadees, hawks, and 2 whitetail deer as well.

nice inclines, beautiful scenery!

Just right for my skill level. There is one point after the 1.5 mile marker in the counter clockwise direction where two trees are very close together and on an up slope right after a down and corner, so in a transition I guess, that brought me to a stop both times I reached it.
There were also two logs that I kind of had to pause to go over, but that is mostly because my bike is more cross country edition and has the large sprocket on the front that many mountain bikes these days do not have.
Overall, great ride and flows well, definitely a course one could ride for a while without getting bored and at the same time improving your skills and confidence.

mountain biking
2 months ago

This is my go to trail at Landahl, since I'm still fairly new to mountain biking. I do Family Trail going out and then Will's Wanderer (the actual trail name) coming back. They're not too hard but both definitely have some tricky spots. The trail was changed this year to make the end a little less challenging and to avoid some huge rocks. Dave's Maze is another great trail that connects to these two and is about the same level of difficulty.

The hike itself was find it just took us around 3 hours to do the loop because there were around ore 100 or so spider webs in the middle of the trail. Not so much fun swatting webs every so often. The small loop around the park was really nice though.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail. Very pretty. Easy enough to do while baby-wearing.

This is an easy trail for those who want to get into hiking. The scenery is really on the back end. There are other trails nearby like Hickory Grove.

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful shady trail

Not allowing dogs ruins this trail

The trail itself was beautiful and felt fairly moderate, although it may have been the 100+ degree weather talking. :) The only downside was who we are fairly sure was a homeless man hanging around at the far edge of the loop, near the highway. Didn’t get good vibes from this gentleman, and my boyfriend and I hightailed it through the last 1.5 miles. A shame, because the hike really was fantastic!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Went clockwise on my mountain bike. Some of the best flow trails I've yet to experience. I rated 4 b/c I thought the trail was going to be super easy, but I wound up having my 1st crash in my KC trailing life (I moved here in May). I've ridden Landahl, BSLNST, part of Lake Jacomo, Kessler Park, & Rancho Swope. A lot of those trails were quite difficult, some were extreme. None of them I've had a wreck in until this one.

It was on a simple dip that happened to be too steep coming up. I was going a bit fast & it felt like my front tire hit a brick wall - it knocked me off balance. It also slightly bent my front wheel.

Other than that, it was pretty great. Almost like a roller coaster. The valley was also magnificent. Will go back & be more careful. Heh.

This is a dirt trail that is very easy to follow, well-marked, and fairly well maintained. In dry weather it was completely fine but I can see it being very difficult in wet muddy weather. There were lots of butterflies, birds, and insects. We also saw a raccoon and a few squirrels. It was easily passable and enjoyable with a small dog. This would even be a really enjoyable mountain biking trail for someone with at least moderate skills. In terms of exercise, hiking at a brisk pace made for a decent workout with the number of hills and gullies. The only real downside was the number and frequency of spiderwebs. We probably encountered 40 to 50 small ones across the trail as well as significantly more off to the sides.

hiking
3 months ago

Seniors - I'm nearly 71, 30 lbs overweight, and not in super condition. I walked this trail in about 30 minutes. I would rate this trail as Easy+ for seniors. The first half of the trail is mostly ascending with a few short, but steep, inclines. Also some steps and boulder/rock dodging in the trail. The sloping down areas have a loose surface, so shoes with good gripping soles are best. It's a pretty walk and has interesting rock formations along the way. Not a boring little walk at all! I wanted to walk about an hour, so walked across the parking lot and did 15 min in and 15 back to get my hour in.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice Trail for this part of Missouri. Its the best Trail at Burr Oak Woods.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with cool rock formations.

walking
3 months ago

Hiked with my 5YO. It was a nice walk with most of the trail shaded.

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

intense dirt trail. not easy but moderate.

mountain biking
4 months ago

very very exciting trail to bike on. warned to not ride when wet out. its hands down the best mountain bike trail in Kansas city. if you bike its like a rollercoaster. for experienced riders only. trail is actually 3.2 miles long.

Well maintained. Fun creek and rock formations to play on for the kids.

a nice little trail

nice trail

on Bethany Falls Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice trail with plenty of things to see and plenty of waypoints to sit and relax and enjoy the sounds of nature in the woods.

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.

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