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#17 of 689 state parks in Missouri

Best trails in Weston Bend State Park

594 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Weston Bend State Park, Missouri? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Weston Bend State Park ranging from 0.6 to 6 miles and from 787 to 1,003 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Catch a glimpse of the Missouri River and enjoy natures sites and sounds just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Kansas City metropolitan area at Weston Bend State Park. Located on the Missouri River, the once-thriving town of Weston can credit its early success to tobacco growing and trade. Today, tobacco production still plays a part in the areas economy. Five tobacco barns, one of which has been converted into a reservable enclosed shelter, remain in Weston Bend State Park to interpret the important role this industry played in the areas history. A scenic overlook, accessible to persons with disabilities, provides visitors with a view of the Missouri River, Fort Leavenworth and beyond. A hiking trail that meanders through the woods and along the edge of the bluff also provides great views of the river. Hikers and bicyclists will enjoy the peaceful setting of the three-mile paved loop trail that weaves through a hilly wooded area. Secluded picnic sites, a playground and an open shelter, which can be reserved, make it an ideal place for family gatherings. For visitors wishing to get away for more than a day, a campground featuring basic and electric campsites, modern restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities are available. Spend a day away from everyday routines, taking in awesome views and enjoying the slow pace of nature at Weston Bend State Park.

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Map of trails in Weston Bend State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1133 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
816-640-5443
Helpful links
Top trails (9)
#1 - West Ridge Trail
Weston Bend State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
This trail connects to Harpst Trail and the Paved Bicycle Trail and is normally accessed from the Overlook parking area by means of the Harpst Trail. When combined with hiking times on the Harpst TraiShow more
#2 - Harpst and West Ridge Trails
Weston Bend State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(136)
Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
For up to date park information, please see the park page here: https://mostateparks.com/park/weston-bend-state-park While short in length, this trail is a fairly strenuous hike in some portions. TheShow more
#3 - Weston Bluffs Trail
Weston Bend State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(87)
Length: 6 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
This trail is along the western border of the park and runs parallel to the Missouri River and Burlington Northern Railway. It connects the state park with the city of Weston on the north and with theShow more
#4 - Weston Bend State Park Paved Bicycle Loop
Weston Bend State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(73)
Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
The trail has an asphalt surface and is popular with both hikers and bicyclists. If you travel in a counter clockwise direction, you will walk through a section of mature river hills hardwood forest, Show more
#5 - Weston Bend State Park Campground
Weston Bend State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Weston Bend State Park Campground is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Weston, Missouri that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#6 - Missouri River Trail
Weston Bend State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(24)
Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
The short trail offers a short walk to a view of the Missouri River. The trail is accessed by crossing the Weston Bluffs Trail and the Burlington Northern Railway tracks. The trail ends at the river, Show more
#7 - Harpst Trail
Weston Bend State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(26)
Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
Harpst Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Weston, Missouri that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.Show more
#8 - Weston North Ridge Trail
Weston Bend State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(35)
Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
This trail has a soil surface with numerous exposed tree roots and rocks. Because of the relatively steep grade, sections can be slippery if wet. At the mid-point of the trail, the remnants of an old Show more
#9 - Bear Creek Trail
Weston Bend State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(10)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
As of September 2019, the trail is closed due to flood damage. Show more