hiking
19 days ago

Beginning of the trail was fairly littered by the road, but the rest of the trail was beautiful. Wear good shoes because the trail is rocky in parts. Some of the trail was not marked well. Great hike!

This could've been a decent trail, but it's over grown and not well marked the end. Luckily We had our gps, We almost got lost. Also there is a ton of spiders and when we were leaving we
noticed a bunch of little tiny bugs crawling all over us. I think we got them off after scrubbing ourselves till I think we got them all. Just a little bit traumatized. I would not recommend this trail!

Mountain of trash dumped right at the foot of the overgrown trail

backpacking
5 months ago

The maintenance of this trail is very poor. Over grown weeds and grass, at the top of the hill the trail disappears altogether.

It is a pretty Trail fairly easy would have liked to be a bit longer

Not maintained

hiking
9 months ago

A winding, quiet trail with a few pleasant vistas and many mountain-bike trail off-shoots for additional exploring. Main trail is fairly well marked with red tree markers until you reach the end on top of the bluff, where you have to go down the bluff a bit to find the exit trail. Trail also hosts a memorial to a deceased boy scout.
Happy to share some good news - most of the debris near the trailhead has been picked up! Although as someone else noted, trail itself is pretty much spotless.

hiking
10 months ago

Sure, people suck and dump their trash along this road but I'm not hiking the road! The trail is one of Kansas City's best kept secrets and I never crossed one person on the trail. You really feel submerged in wilderness and at times it's hard to stay on the trail but I kinda like that. I had a great time exploring and seeing the areas largest rocky glades, savannahs & views! Definitely on my top 5 in KCMO!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

nice little area except for where all the lowlifes have dumped their trash up and down the road

Monday, October 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

As the other reviews said, the trail is not as well maintained as others in the area but it made for a fun adventure. The trail head is hard to find and littered with human things - garden hose, tires, trash - so the first impression isn't great. This is the second time I have hiked this trail, it appeared to be marked better this time than last. There is a fallen tree across the trail that nearly had me crawling to get under it. But the scenic terrain and the wild turkey we came across made it all worth the while.

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

The trail is not as well maintained as it used to be, and the entrances, especially easternmost, are wrought with human detritus: tires, garbage bags, etc. It's a nice short hike with great limestone outcropping to explore.