Monkey Mountain West Trail

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Monkey Mountain County Park

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

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

no dogs

running
flooded
over grown
1 month ago

seems like it will be fun once it drains out.

walking
flooded
over grown
3 months ago

There were times we only knew where to go simply because we were using this app, thank goodness. The trail was littered and flooded, and not well maintained to the point where we didn't even know if we were still on it a few times. gorgeous area, saw a few beautiful mushrooms.

10 months ago

This trail could really be awesome if it had some routine maintenance. For now, I would avoid it due to trail conditions.

hiking
muddy
over grown
10 months ago

had to stop after about a half mile up. trail is completely overgrown and impossible to see. too bad as it's a pretty area

hiking
over grown
11 months ago

This trail was so overgrown I could not follow a path at all, parts of it were muddy and “unstable” from horses. I think this could be a great trail if it were better maintained.

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
Sat Apr 13 2019

hiking
Tue Apr 09 2019

This trail looks very bad, parking full of trash and I am pretty sure an abandoned vehicle. Count me out of this one

hiking
Thu Oct 04 2018

Not maintained

Thu Aug 23 2018

not good

Sun Aug 05 2018

sux

hiking
Tue Apr 24 2018

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
Wed Jul 12 2017

Trail is mostly grown over might be better in spring

Sun Apr 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
Fri Mar 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.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
Sat Apr 27 2019

hiking
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