Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail

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Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri 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 May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.4 miles
272 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


partially paved


wild flowers


2 months ago

Easy for walking all ages! During soccer season huge piles of trash by soccer field as if no one knows how to use trash barrels! Coaches and reams should be more responsible!!!

3 months ago

Great hike - feels like you left the city but you are still close to home!

6 months ago

Great paved and off road trails! A new favorite!

8 months ago

Excellent! Especially on cool mornings in the springtime and

10 months ago

Hike this trail quite a bit, as it's close to my house. Several different options based on length and skill level. One of my favorite places close to the city.

11 months ago

Great for walking for Lilly

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Lots of wildlife. Deer, quail, coyotes, rabbits, raccoons, Fox, eagles(just last week) and possums! A few small snakes before cold weather and an extremely diversity of wildflowers and grasses! Easy trail and enjoyable!

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

How about north trail???

Monday, October 09, 2017

park at the soccer fields and go east if you run the trail. Awesome 4 mile loop, exactly

Monday, September 25, 2017

We planned 5.4 miles based on this app but ended up at 8.25 miles. It was a fun hike, but the signage is confusing in some places so we ended up having to backtrack quite a bit to get back on the correct trail. It is volunteer maintained, so it hasn't quite recovered from a lot of the heavy rain and flooding recently, but overall not too bad. Bug spray is still a must all the way in late September. Lots of shade cover throughout. Watch out for the cyclists on the trail.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Incredible array of various wild flowers and grasses

road biking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nicely maintained part we went biking on. Lots of trees. Saw mom and baby turkeys.

Friday, June 30, 2017

fun times, use bug spray

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great adventure if you have nothing planned for the day. Make sure to take a camera.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Had trouble finding the trails but when I did they were awesome!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great river side trails, hard pack. Challenging hill side trails when you head under the bridge!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Best trails in kc

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Dog walking, mountain biking or trail running! Lots of trails

Monday, February 27, 2017

Nice quiet hike.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blue river trail section is nice and easy. some bike and foot traffic. Once you cross blue river road and hike the Basement portion it becomes more challenging. Cliffs and rocks. Awesome trail, only downside is the road being so close.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

First of all there's A LOT more miles of trails than described! Some areas heavily populated and some not at all depending on where you enter. I just recently found a 4.5 mile loop that was so peaceful and quiet, I didn't cross anyone but there were signs of recent trail use. I'm super glad I live near by, I use these trails frequently. It's a beautiful stretch of wilderness and even though it's inside the city you can feel like you're miles away from anything until you catch a glimpse of civilization. Stay away from the trails right by Blur River Road unless you enjoy seeing just how trashy people really are - PLEASE DON'T LITTER!!!
Do your research on the internet to find the best sections of these trails, after three years I'm still discovering new areas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Great trails. Hike them all the time on my lunch break.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Great trail! Some areas on the river trail are pretty rocky which can be difficult with dogs. Pretty easy to follow the marked trails. A decent amount of traffic on the trail makes you feel like you won't be lost forever but isn't overcrowded. See my blog for more photos and reviews

Saturday, October 22, 2016

This trail has lots of nice trees. Saw a snake. Watch out for horse poop during horse season.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Frickin sweet trail for dogs

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Full-star detraction for the condition of the western side of the River Trail (below the soccer fields). Completely covered in glass and litter. Would hate to trip and fall here.

Trail head for the Highline trail is at the intersection of Blue River Rd and Blue Ridge Blvd. Park on the gravel lots right at the intersection. Combination of the Highline, Bohoca and Basement trails make for a solid workout, though it's wooded without much to look at. River trail was disappointing and lacked the wildflower I was hoping.

Trails are well-marked with non-washing signposts in the ground.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Beautiful wilderness. Lots of exposed rock on the trail. Humans and dogs loved it! Can't wait to return for some more exploring.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Fun hike and the trails are well maintained.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Great trail with lots of opportunities to enjoy the river.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fun! Little muddy and I got a little lost but was able to find my way back quickly.

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