Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Weston Bend State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy to Moderate with clean trails and excellent views. Highly recommend.

on North Ridge Trail

1 month ago

It was a great day for a hike & we just wanted a short one before heading back to the city. This gave a moderate challenge with the hill climb. The end was a bit disappointing. If there had been leaves on the trees you probably wouldn't be able to see the river.

Wonderful trails, but beware: very slippery when the ground is saturated! Amazing views and unexpected beauty.

We followed the All Trails trail map. 2 out of the 4 miles was paved in asphalt. The other 2 are wooded area. Some parts might be moderate, but 3.5 miles should be rated as easy. There were several other people about, so I would say moderately traveled, not lightly. But the area is decent and so was the trail. May check out again.

Nice place good views

It was a good workout with lots of hills and beautiful views. Very peaceful.

Beautiful trail, it was definitely more hilly than I expected with the easy rating of the trail. Perfect length for a fall walk and well maintained.

A group of Pickleball players from Topeka hiked this trail starting at the mid point as an out and back. Easy trail with nice views of the river and wooded bluffs. Total distance was ~4 miles.

Good hike for the location. Waiting on fall to head back, should be beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike with decent views. Can imagine it'd be much more beautiful in the fall with the changing colors.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail was pretty, but it offered neither the variety of views offered by other trails in the park nor views of the river. When we used this trail, it had not been used recently, and the span of the trail had so many spiderwebs across it that my husband and I had to remove the webs at least every five feet the entire length of the trail. Grass and moss had grown lushly over spans of the trail. We turned back approximately 0.2 miles from the end because we were tired of knocking down webs.

My husband and I only walked the 1.8 mile stretch from the Weston Bend State Park down to the trail-head near Bethany. This park was gravel rather than paved, which we preferred. The trail was well-cared for and bright. It ran along the edge of Weston Bend State Park and was closely flanked by a railroad track. It had nice views of the river, a bridge over a small creek, and we saw a variety of wildlife, including squirrels and a small garter snake. I would recommend this trail for a gentle walk or bike ride.

Great trail.. we brought our dog for a morning hiking session outside KC. Didn't give it 5 only because the views weren't all that spectacular and the trail head was a bit deceiving. We ended up walking more than we needed to, which is fine just a little confusing.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike. nice view of the river

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike

Great hike, nice views. Excellent way to spend the afternoon

hiking
9 months ago

Good hike, some steep hills nice views of the river

Nice hike

A group of six got out there and enjoyed a great trail. The trail is a great length and leads to a great town.

Beautiful, friendly, some good hills, beautiful views.

Nice little hike. Keep dogs on leash. if they like bounding into the woods without looking they might fall off of a very high ridge/cliff.

hiking
11 months ago

absolutely awesome

Nice paved trail through the woods. I LOVE this trail. It is challenging enough to get a good work out and very peaceful. I personally would never bike it.

Great Hiking, had some hills that were little challenging. Views were great, trees kept the sun off us!

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Really nice hiking. The trails hold up when damp too.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great trails. Nice and wide. Some good hills for a little challenge. Well kept and very used trails. Marked well with maps along the way.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Very nice paved trail. There were some trees down today, but that is expected after storms. I recommend taking the paved trail from the start and taking to the real trails up through the west ridge trail when you get to the opening off of the paved trail. It then loops back to the paved trail. Makes a nice hike and mix of terrain.

hiking
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pretty trail, overlooks the Missouri River on the west side of the loop. Unfortunately, a coal train goes by every twenty minutes or so ruining the peace.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Take plenty of water with you, lots of hills!

Monday, March 20, 2017

A great day and beautiful walk.

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