dog friendly


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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

3 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.

5 months ago

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

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.

beautiful but rocky path

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
9 months ago

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

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

mountain biking
11 months ago

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

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.

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!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Love it! I like hiking up next to the bluffs! Great for pictures! Great for working out!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nice trail great potential but went too early in the season, beautiful weather but little to no greenery out yet. "march 23rd"

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The trails are meant more for mountain bikers, so you may have to yield the way to a few you might encounter. Wear good hiking shoes or boots because the trails are rugged and rocky in most places. This is a great escape from the city that still keeps you in the city. I find the Rancho D-Lux trail to be great for hiking.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

took a trip to lakeside nature center for my son's boy scouts last year. after learning about the animals and seeing the Eagles and such we went outside and a few of us hiked this trail. very fun, kids loved it. cool rock formations.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lovely easy-to-moderate 2-mile (if you take all the various paths) trail. My small dog absolutely loved it. Nice rock formations, views, pretty forest and flowers, some wildlife. Hidden gem with early-out paths, several benches and a currently dried out creek bed. A little bit of trash here and there, but overall very pretty. Surface is mostly natural but occasionally gravel. Will definitely return.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Great for hiking with pets and getting a time away! Long trail with many beautiful rocks and out looks.

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