hiking

dog friendly

forest

Love this trail. Usually has no traffic and offers several easy-moderate loops.

There were some fun art installations up when we went and the old buildings were fun to explore

This 4.5 mile trail was the perfect 1.5 hour walk. The pretty fall colors were on display. An earlier review had mentioned that it is difficult to keep in the 4.5 mile loop. The key is paying close attention to the green signs for this loop which is called the DeLux Rancho loop. It is constantly bisected by the Woodchuck Run which runs concurrent in some places and crosses it in others. Since this trail is all within cell service it is easy to verify your location on the trail here in the app if you ever get concerned you have gotten off track. This is the perfect little hike surrounded by nature in the middle of the city. The only thing that pulls you out of the calm is that for about 50% of the hike you are within the range to hear traffic on various roads, but that also means 50% is actually noise pollution free!

trail running
3 months ago

I love the ability to train on a technical, challenging trail within minutes of midtown KC. I can double and triple up my loops and feel like I’m off somewhere in the mountains.

My absolute favorite hiking trail in KC! Stunning scenery, flat stretches, rocky stretches, abandoned buildings, broad flora and fauna. Gorgeous and well maintained. However, definitely keep this app on you. Trail changes are not marked at ALL. Very confusing if you’re sticking to the 4.5. Otherwise, be prepared for more like 8. 

What a peaceful gem in the middle of the inner city. The trail system was fantastic, quiet and beautiful. The shade made the hike tolerable on a sweltering day. Wish we had brought our bikes because the trails would be amazing for mountain biking.
One warning, there is broken glass all over the parking area, make sure all valuables are hidden away. Also, there were hundreds of spider webs across the trail.

I hiked the easier trail. Well defined but sometimes not well marked. Challenging near the bluffs and easy on the north side. Almost stepped on some adolescent raccoons! Don't take valuables - car break ins are common. My car also bottomed out in the unpaved parking area.

A very pleasant trail. It starts out with switchbacks as you climb a hill. But it then evens out a bit as the trail continues. The woods around are beautiful and the trail is usually nice and wide. Unfortunately, not every fork in the trail is marked, so it’s sometimes difficult to tell which trail you’ve turned onto. But overall, it’s a very nice hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Dog enjoyed it. A bit confusing, we deviated a bit from our main route.

Beautiful trail. Not well marked so use this map reference to guide you. I got a little off track for a bit and it ended up being a 7 mile hike!

Brother and I have done ~4 and 5-mile stretches of this trail a few times. It's a nice, well-maintained trail, though the signage is less than helpful in some places. Small variety of features to see. We saw a nice mushroom in a more lush part of the trail and cacti with wildflowers in a rockier part of the trail. (Photos uploaded.) Want to spend more time with it and log more miles on it.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this with a friend. We loved the main trail and the fact that there are plenty of options if you want to make the hike easier or more difficult. You are sharing the trail with mountain bikers, so be prepared to step off the trail to let them pass.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike, though would recommend having the trail downloaded as it is not well marked. We made a wrong turn and ended up on the wrong trail. Beautiful place to get lost though! Lots of wild life and overall a great hike.

Excellent hike to get out of the city. I hike this a few time a year.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice little walk. Rated as moderate, but the trail is pretty clear.

Friday, November 24, 2017

I would definitely do it again, it's nice, lots of rocks, cool scenery, great hike for being located in the middle of the city. Trail is well defined, though not necessarily marked, or blazed. Used for hiking and mountain biking.

hiking
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

beautiful but rocky path

hiking
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Solid getaway hike in the city. Pretty easy, moderate elevation change, almost entirely in the trees. Not much wildlife or views that I saw, but peaceful nonetheless. Use the Record feature on the app to follow the trails because they aren't marked very well.

mountain biking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Rode the Rancho D-Lux trail for the first time. Great ride that was smooth and peaceful.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

Quiet trail perfect for hiking, biking, and trail running.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

mountain biking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

This is the best mountain biking trail in Kansas City. It has something for everyone; I feel comfortable bringing beginners to rancho d-lux and feel challenged every time I ride woodchuck run. There's also a downhill only section (the black section on the map) on the south side of the trail off of woodchuck. It's great!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Loved it!! So beautiful

Thursday, July 06, 2017

I use this trail to train for my Rocky Mountain Hikes. It has a lot of variety and good spots to jog/run. I can use it for 12 mile training hike and not get bored. The expansion of the trail is nice!

mountain biking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

One of my favorite trails in KC. Just a lot of fun with some hidden awesomeness

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Short but convenient from much of Kansas City, Mo. Great for dogs that aren't fans of bikes.

mountain biking
Friday, May 26, 2017

love this place... trails for everyone.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great trail(s) and gives you plenty of elevation but with the expansion, it can be hard to follow at points. Make sure you have the most recent map of the trail system!

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