North Ridge Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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North Ridge Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Weston, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
246 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


This trail has a soil surface with numerous exposed tree roots and rocks. Because of the relatively steep grade, sections can be slippery if wet. At the mid-point of the trail, the remnants of an old farmstead can be seen to the right. The trail ends at private property but offers a view of the Missouri River valley. The trip out on the trail can be strenuous because of the grade, while the return trip is, of course, easier. Please be respectful of the private property of park neighbors.

2 months ago

It was a great day for a hike & we just wanted a short one before heading back to the city. This gave a moderate challenge with the hill climb. The end was a bit disappointing. If there had been leaves on the trees you probably wouldn't be able to see the river.

9 months ago

This trail was pretty, but it offered neither the variety of views offered by other trails in the park nor views of the river. When we used this trail, it had not been used recently, and the span of the trail had so many spiderwebs across it that my husband and I had to remove the webs at least every five feet the entire length of the trail. Grass and moss had grown lushly over spans of the trail. We turned back approximately 0.2 miles from the end because we were tired of knocking down webs.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

my 6 year old daughter and I hiked this trail this morning. It is a easy trail that measures .9 miles each way. while walking we saw multiple types of butterflies and a snake. The scenery didn't really offer much views due to the woods being so thick and the trail just seems to end in the middle of nowhere. overall it was a decent little hike.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

This trail offers a great wide path for hikers only. You'll find various audio descriptions along the way with QR codes or a downloadable app to your smart phone. The trail has 209ft of elevation gain with a spectacular view just slightly beyond the trails end (be careful this part is very narrow).

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