Harpst and West Ridge Trails

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Harpst and West Ridge Trails is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Weston, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 400 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



partially paved



While short in length, this trail is a fairly strenuous hike in some portions. The trail offers a journey through a portion of the mature river hills woods that once were common along the Missouri River in northwest Missouri. The trail is a natural soil base. Tree roots and exposed rocks are common.

over grown
6 days ago

2 months ago

Great little loop with river views and elevation gains to get your heart pumping

4 months ago

7 months ago

Great fall hike! Well maintained and features a nice section of ridge walk along the bluffs. Very scenic and peaceful!

8 months ago

Pleasantly surprised. First time at the park. There was plenty of parking at the West Ridge TH and a very clean bathroom. Make sure you have hand sanitizer with you. Went Oct 20 and the foliage was beautiful. Course had enough challenge, but not overwhelming. My only thought is it would have been perfect had trees not obscured the view of the river at the Outlook. But, hey, it’s a state park, right!?

11 months ago

Monday, June 11, 2018

easy little hike, good for a short hike with little ones

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wonderful trails, but beware: very slippery when the ground is saturated! Amazing views and unexpected beauty.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

We followed the All Trails trail map. 2 out of the 4 miles was paved in asphalt. The other 2 are wooded area. Some parts might be moderate, but 3.5 miles should be rated as easy. There were several other people about, so I would say moderately traveled, not lightly. But the area is decent and so was the trail. May check out again.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great hike, nice views. Excellent way to spend the afternoon

Monday, June 12, 2017

Great Hiking, had some hills that were little challenging. Views were great, trees kept the sun off us!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great trails. Nice and wide. Some good hills for a little challenge. Well kept and very used trails. Marked well with maps along the way.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

It was a fun trail. I wish is a little longer also.

Monday, October 24, 2016

A great trail to hike or run. Spectacular views of the river below the bluff. Somewhat challenging but rewarding for those who enjoy to push themselves.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

I really liked this trail. Nice views and a bit challenging, which I like. If you don't want the challenge stay on the paved bike trail.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Had some steep parts but short

Friday, April 08, 2016

Beautiful! There was definitely some unique natural things to see. I went with 3 kids under 10 and we had no trouble on the trail at all. The only thing I would say is the park closes at sunset so make sure you give yourself time to get back out of the park as the trail is several minutes from the front gate. We are definitely going back several times,we all loved it.

mountain biking
Monday, October 26, 2015

Really good singletrack... Until we realized that we went in the only entrance without a "no bikes" sign

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nice trail, much better to be combined with West Ridge to make a longer and prettier hike.

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