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Upper Ridge Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Olathe, Kansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 141 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Great trails. One connector under construction but all trails accessible. Saw several deer and two fawns. Many baby bunnies. No traffic. Got here at 6 am

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29 days ago

beautiful trails, in nature, love it. i grew up going theough these trails in my backyard and so thrilled to watch this park grow. no pets or bikes. does lead to oregon trail that allows bikes and pets and is a public walk path behind walmart, prairie center park, and farther. creeks, wildlife, scenic, tree coverage, pond, open meadows, pavment and dirt trails. recommend for a good path in nature

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2 months ago

There’s construction on the trail right now, so I couldn’t do it all. I did like that it wasn’t terribly crowded with people.

Fri Aug 17 2018

We found out the hard way that this is NOT a biking trail like this app says. The park has multiple conflicting signs. Some say "bikes on designated trails", some say bikes allowed while the signs by the nature center say no bikes allowed anywhere. We rode for 1.5 miles and never say a no biking sign.

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Sun Jul 29 2018

Nice hike close to town. Would rate as easy instead of moderate

Fri Jul 20 2018

Rustic trail that made me work a little. Definitely need good hiking boots/shoes. Not paved.

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Sun Jun 10 2018

I took the children and found this end of the trail while having a great adventure. I recommend all families stop and take in the free adventure. You'll be impressed and happy you did.

Tue Mar 22 2016

Good little bit of scenery but not a very long trail.

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Tue Feb 23 2016

easy peasy. kids love to get to see the animals at the center before or after hike.

Fri Aug 21 2015

Very easy short hike through woods. Wear mosquito repellent!

hiking
Sat Oct 12 2013

Great trail! Took the family on this easy hike through the woods and had a great time. Not for strollers, but perfect for young kids. Lots of nature to enjoy.

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Sun Jul 28 2013

Easy, nice trail. Great for kids or someone looking for a short hike.

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Sun Apr 22 2012

Easy trail and a nice hike. Shaded for most of the trail, so a good one for a hot day. We clocked it on our GPS and it was only 2.1 miles long, starting at the visitor center.

hiking
Fri Jul 22 2011

Nice shady trail for a short hike, even on a super hot day like today. Has nice view of the creek, saw some does with their babies splashing around in it. Very peaceful & quiet. Would definately hike this area again for a quick, easy get-away.

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