nature trips



Longest of the trails at smp. Nice hike. Rocky but not difficult.

Great trail

well marked. lots of pleasant miles available.

Very busy with lots of off leash pooches to greet you.

beautiful in the fall. well marked and easy to navigate.

Very nice trail for hiking. Suggest hiking shoes as it is rocky in parts.

We actually did the Orange, Gold, Red and Violet trails on this one hike. Very rocky throughout. Wear hiking boots for sure. And bring water!! Be careful of bikers in the narrow parts of the trail.

These trails are for mountain biking. If you look at the map at the trail head, it identifies them as biking trails. We hiked them because of the reviews here and found out quickly that they are too narrow for a biker to pass a hiker without said hiker having to step completely off the trail and into thick underbrush. The park is lovely, though, and there are much better places for people not on bicycles to have fun (including actual hiking and walking trails south of the lake.)

Challenging mtn bike trail for this middle aged newbie...and the paved walking path is close lots of options in this entire park.

Beautiful little spot outside Kansas City. Lake, trails, kayak rentals.

Great trails, with good markings.

Violet and red trails are very techy with lots of jagged rocks. If you are someone who enjoys smooth flowey trails you won't enjoy red or violet trails. However, if you want to get your ass kicked and enjoy rocks and a challenge this will be right up your alley.

excellent trails!!.... I'm from Dallas and absolutely love all the trails.

This is a really nice park with good trails. Our only complaint is that it is always crowded. It's rare to have any length of trail to yourself...and it's pretty noisy. Good scenery though.

nice recreation area....plenty of trails......a lake , kayaking, boating. .....bring off...theres ticks

Did the red loop today, with the violet loop in & out so it was 6.0 miles per the AllTrails app. Started early, should have brought extra water. Loved the trail, nice and cool with plenty of shade. Good incline in a few places and easy descents. Will do it again with packs to train.

Love smp. My favorite trails are the violet loop near the corner of the lake and the trail to the right of the dog beach.

Good trail pretty flat and rocky

Rocky in parts but super fun!

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