Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Beautiful views of the Missouri River from the bluffs. Just enough nature without getting too far off the beaten path. Clearly marked trails, and maps available.

Great fall hike! Well maintained and features a nice section of ridge walk along the bluffs. Very scenic and peaceful!

Nice hike from the park to either town. Good for bikes as well. Great views of the Missouri River. History info posted along the route.

Pleasantly surprised. First time at the park. There was plenty of parking at the West Ridge TH and a very clean bathroom. Make sure you have hand sanitizer with you. Went Oct 20 and the foliage was beautiful. Course had enough challenge, but not overwhelming. My only thought is it would have been perfect had trees not obscured the view of the river at the Outlook. But, hey, it’s a state park, right!?

Well maintained trail with typical Missouri scenery.

road biking
3 months ago

Clean nice trail , brings you into downtown Weston

One of my very favorites. I love the west ridge trail as it runs high above the Missouri. I am usually the only person on the trail which is also nice if you prefer some seclusion.

easy little hike, good for a short hike with little ones

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

on North Ridge Trail

7 months 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.

road biking
11 months ago

Nice place good views

hiking
Thursday, November 02, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

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.

hiking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

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.

hiking
Friday, August 25, 2017

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.

walking
Friday, August 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Easy hike. nice view of the river

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Easy hike

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nice hike

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Beautiful, friendly, some good hills, beautiful views.

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

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

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.

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