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Rocky Ridge Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bucyrus, Kansas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 167 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Wildlife

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Getting There

Part of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. It's very well maintained and sometimes a little crowded but not so much so that you're tripping over others.

Parking is available on site as are bathrooms and a small cafe for snacks

http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/overland-park-arboretum-and-botanical-gardens/ (913) 685-3604 April 10-Sept. 30: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-April 9: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

69 highway south from Overland Park to 179th street. West for one mile, facility on your left. 8909 W. 179 St. Overland Park, KS 66085

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Julia Daily
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Very enjoyable!

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Jonathan Bonness
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HikingFee

This is a well-marked trail, partial wood chip, partial flat dirt. it does inner connect with other trails there is a fee of $3 to enter the arboretum. would be worthwhile to spend several hours at this location there is also a geocaching map in the welcome center.

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Lady Arcane
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Hiking

Great views of Wolf Creek — saw a coyote and plenty of deer. Mulch paths, natural woodland paths, prairie grass paths, sidewalks— you get a bit of everything here. The sculpture and botanical gardens are beautiful. I will be back.

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Erica Stones
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Hiking

Nice little trail! Well maintained, shaded, not crowded. It intersects with a little lot of the other trails, so it's easy to customize your distance. It is true, as others have said, that there are no signs at most trail forks, but I just checked Google Maps to see where to go. My dog and I enjoyed a peaceful little morning walk.

Julie Sherriff
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Hiking

Great small trail system but OP MUST do better at signage and install small signs at every fork in the trail. Perhaps small wooden directional arrows? The map is so difficult to figure out as well. Others were lost right along with us. Loved the quietness,the wonderful variety of trees, that there were few other hikers, and that we saw deer and birds. Some areas quite rocky and can be slippery when wet.

Ej Bremser
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Good trail. A little climbing. Dog liked it.

Bonnie Limbird
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Hiking

Part of OP Arboretum, so we walked this along with most of the other trails out there. Well-maintained and shady! This one had more elevation and some rocky inclines. Moderate level.

Aaron Parker
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Hiking

Well maintained trail that is mulched the whole way. This was a nice short hike that can be connected to other trails and made into a 5 mile hike. There are some drinking stations along the trail so you're never far from water.

Tatiana Smith
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First to Review

Nice trail that's part of the Overland Park, KS arboretum. Combine with other trails for a total of 5 miles hike.

Yaz Salam
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Hansel Stack
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Paul Cook
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Shelby Hillenga
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Betsy Lynch
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April Johnson
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John Romero
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Nicole Nafziger
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Colti Webb
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adam taylor
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Daniel Morrison
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Nicole Nafziger
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Carlotta S
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Jill Blake
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Tracy Eckerle
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