Little Blue Trail

EASY 45 reviews

Little Blue Trail is a 14.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Independence, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
265 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

road biking
3 months ago

Nicely maintained trail in the city with many entry points. This is an easy trail for walking and biking without big hills or uneven surfaces.

mountain biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

Awesome trail! Several entry and exit points, one is near a McDonalds another is near Cold Stone for example. People we encounter who are walking, running and riding have been friendly.

5 months ago

This is a fun ride that is rated easy, which it is. The trail is well planned out and maintained. It also offers wildlife and beautiful scenery.

trail running
5 months ago

I've been running this trail for years and I really like the sections between 24hwy and 78hwy. That stretch is very wooded, great views of the little blue river, small bridges and even a path under the railroad. Any more South from 78 is very open and exposed and kinda boring. If you're running, expect to see a lot of cyclists which means they probably won't give you the time of day as to smile at you or nod their head. Once you get over that and simply enjoy the scenery, it's a great trail.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

rode this trail today, we did the full trail in an out in about 4 hours !

mountain biking
7 months ago

7 months ago

burns a lot of calories just waking. good trail

road biking
7 months ago

Very nice trail completed roundtrip in about 5 hours.

8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

11 months ago

Solid trail, well marked. I always try and get 2-3 legs in of this trail when I go to KC every few months.

road biking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

finished entire trail complete loop. trail is great for all styles of bikes.

road biking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

I finally completed the Lil blue trail.
when I started riding again, I guess I was a little snooty, i didn't want to get my bike all dirty, so I avoided the gravel trails in our area. what a mistake, I put a little wider tire on my hybrid road bike. This trail i would recommend this to anybody just starting or just getting back into riding. There are several reasons I would so highly recommend this trail to novice, nowhere else will you see so many riders without helmets, or just regular clothes, i didn't see one person that reminded me of a NASCAR, you know what I'm saying. I also am pretty sure that I saw a guy with overalls on drinking a beer while riding. I like down to earth people, oh yeah this trail is almost completely flat.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Great year-round trail for biking or walking. Mixed landscapes and easily accessible from many areas.

trail running
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Mostly flat with mixed gravel and pavement. Nice spot for when you need to clock a longer run. Trail has several people walking, running and biking and I generally feel safe.

trail running
Monday, August 29, 2016

beautiful place in the middle of the city you would never know it's there, but it's beautiful for a run or a bike and lots of really nice people out there