Monkey Mountain West Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Monkey Mountain West Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grain Valley, Missouri that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

no dogs

11 days ago

sux

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy trail to follow until it leaves the woods. Then it becomes overgrown with thorn bushes. The waterfall is also dammed up, but the creek it would flow into was running and provided some nice scenery. If you are okay with skipping the last 1/2 to 1 mile, it rates higher. Unless you planned on seeing a flowing waterfall.

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trail is mostly grown over might be better in spring

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Not only a great hike but such a nice opportunity to see so many different geographical features all in one place. We saw prairie, woods, rolling hills, streams, small ponds, and a few small bluffs. The foliage is unexpectedly beautiful as well.

camping
Friday, March 03, 2017

One of the highest points in the Kansas City area. Very popular with Boy Scout Troops. Unique outcropping that allows for a chimney in rock wall for fun overnight camping. Lots of unique rock formations. once you get up the first climb its fun for kids to run around and explore. there really is a lot there for such a small area. My scout troop goes camping there once a year. it always keeps us going back.

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