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. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

bugs

24 days ago

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!

walking
1 month ago

How about north trail???

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Incredible array of various wild flowers and grasses

road biking
5 months ago

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

fun times, use bug spray

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

Best trails in kc

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Nice quiet hike.

10 months ago

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.

hiking
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!

hiking
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 www.fr33sp1r1t.com

hiking
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

hiking
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.

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