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Wyandotte County Lake Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Kansas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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 9.7 mi Elevation gain 1,289 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Walking Running Lake Views Wildlife Rocky
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This loop presents a healthy challenge for the weekend warrior. Along the trail you will encounter several different types of terrain. It is recommend equipping yourself with bug spray, hiking boots, and tall socks. The trail occasionally intersects with the main roads.

Portapotties and water tap at the pavillion.

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Hannah Lodwick
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Nice trail. Positives: good level of elevation. Shady, not buggy. Negatives: 2 miles longer than anticipated (not totally sure why) and the scenery gets old. Didn’t love how many times it shoots out to parking lots and roads. Took away from being out of civilization.

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Bridget Ballou
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Annita Escobar
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HikingMuddyOver grown

This could be a great trail if it were marked well, maintained, and didn’t intersect with the bridal trail. If you hike here in the summer you definitely need hiking boots and tall socks. There is a part of the trail that ends up in a big field where you can let your dogs run wild. My daughter and I walked across and ended up with chigger bites up and down our legs and feet. Just covered in them. They don’t spray. So ticks are a warning as well. The parts that intersect with the bridal trail were truly miserable. The horses just destroy the trails if it has any mud making it nearly impossible to get through. We had to climb around so many spots. It was quite the challenge. I enjoy a challenge, but what we encountered was not enjoyable. Probably won’t come back. We did the entire loop. Approx 9-10 miles.

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Joseph Béen
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Steveland Young
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Susan Kelly
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Alex Kupratty
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Hiking

Awesome trail. Just the right amount of hills to make it challenging but not enough to totally crush the soul. Definitely a must repeat....the opposite way next time.

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Martha Belker
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Have lived in KCMO/JoCo area for over 40 years. Aug 8 2020 was my first hike at WYCO lake park. It was wonderful. Blue lake with flowering lilly pads. Serene forest canopy over the trails. Hiking comparable to any national park where I have been. A lodge venue that looks like it belongs in Yellowstone. An environmental library overlooking the lake. We never questioned our safety. And they have portapotties! We started at the trail head east of shelter 2, up the hill from the lake. Out and back for total of about 5 miles. Too hot to hike the entire 11 mile trail. Encountered only one area on trail too muddy to hike but was able to get above it. Last night’s rain was 1/2 inch. Easily hiked thru the trees to get to the dry side. Stood in clear stream running thru flat rock. Were we really in Kansas? Definitely going back especially in the fall and winter.

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Jennifer Ross Reynolds
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the trail itself was dry when we attempted. lots of ups and downs. unfortunately as others have said the trail is not marked well and at some point we took a wrong turn and ended up on the bike trail for quite some time. will try again to complete entire loop soon.

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Alexander Burns
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The Bridal Loop presents a healthy challenge for the weekend warrior. Along the trail you will encounter several different types of terrain. I would strongly recommend equipping yourself with bug spray, hiking boots, and tall socks. The trail occasionally intersects with the main roads. At one of the intersections, around mile 9, there was a water tap located next to a pavilion.

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Nick Reed
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Hiking

Good but very muddy. Quite tough and make sure you use the app or you will get lost

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Ashley Snow
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Tanya VanDillen
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Veronica C
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Ray Marabeth
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Hiking

I love all the trails around this lake. Unfortunately, they are all marked very poorly. Without this app you would loose trails when they go across roads. I had to have my phone out for the entire hike to be sure we were on the right track. I would recommend this trail in the fall. Right now (in July) the views were blocked by foliage so the trail became monotonous.

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Eric Klein
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HikingMuddyOver grown
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John H
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HikingRockyWashed out

Pretty challenging hike. The loop consists of the bridal trail, which is a horse trail, frequently rocky and muddy, and the lakeside trail, which is smooth and an easy hike or fun bike ride. None of this is really maintained, which makes it a great workout. We took a shortcut at shelter 14 and on the dam, which put us at 8 miles.

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History Varner
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Justin Hunting
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