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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
4 days 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
20 days 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
21 days ago

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

hiking
22 days ago

Nice trail with cool rock formations.

walking
22 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Majestic elevation, not for the weary of heart.

hiking
2 months ago

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

A nice little hike nothing spectacular didn’t see too much wildlife but not many other hikers so it was peaceful

Pretty quick easy trail I particularly enjoyed the rock formations there were interesting to walk through.

In town for work decided to get out rather than sit in a hotel room all weekend. The trails were good but I have to agree with the other reviews that it’s a little difficult to navigate. Luckily a couple running the trails guided me to the best way back to the parking lot.
Wish I had my mountain bike with me looks like these trails would be fun on two wheels

hiking
2 months ago

very nice hike! some areas could be marked better for the beginner but overall a great hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail with lots of rock outcroppings. Entire pathway was graveled. One or two places that are not handicap passable. Great place for kids to explore. Only negative was that we went in June and there was no water in the trail.

2 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
2 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

Will be coming back! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

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.

Great hike again. Trails are marked and well defined. Lovely wooded setting. Lots of Honeysuckle. The smells were amazing. Saw lots of poisen ivy too. Will definitely be back.

trail running
3 months ago

Great place for trail running!

great trail. Well maintained. could use better signs for trail crossings.

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