Maple Woods Natural Area Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Maple Woods Natural Area Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 160 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

Maple Woods Natural Area trail meanders through a small suburban forest of old growth timber. The trail begins by crossing a foot bridge, swings left along a small creek before ascending the hill, down the other side and back to the trailhead.

hiking
16 days ago

19 days ago

Perfect for kids! Nice wooded area. a little city noise, but the convenience is worth it!

27 days ago

I gave this 5 stars for mountain biking on my own or hiking it. Very intense trail. The "easy" rating it's given is a huge misconception, though. I went with my 2 kids and the trailer to pull them on my bike knowing that the app said it's easy and for all activities. I still did it, but had to push the bike and trailer with my 2 kids in it almost half the way. There are rocks everywhere and if I had to rate it I would give it a moderate to hard rating even if I was hiking or biking it by myself, just due to all the rocks and tree limbs everywhere.

hiking
1 month ago

4 months ago

I love it! Peaceful and perfect for hammocking!

6 months ago

Heckin rad, dudes

6 months ago

It was so fun! Our entire family enjoyed it!

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

I loved this trail.. Some great things to see while you are hiking as well.

6 months ago

hiking
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8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Pleasantly surprised with this lushly wooded area.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little trail.

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is a great starter trail! Clean and challenging but not hard. Would recommend for families with older kids. Our nine year old loved it, but it was a little too much for our six year old.

hiking
11 months ago