Swope Park Mountain Bike Trail

MODERATE 143 reviews
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Swope Park Mountain Bike Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

muddy

rocky

Swope Park is a 18 mile trail located near Kansas City, Missouri. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking.

I would definitely do it again, it's nice, lots of rocks, cool scenery, great hike for being located in the middle of the city. Trail is well defined, though not necessarily marked, or blazed. Used for hiking and mountain biking.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful but rocky path

hiking
2 months ago

Solid getaway hike in the city. Pretty easy, moderate elevation change, almost entirely in the trees. Not much wildlife or views that I saw, but peaceful nonetheless. Use the Record feature on the app to follow the trails because they aren't marked very well.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Rode the Rancho D-Lux trail for the first time. Great ride that was smooth and peaceful.

hiking
3 months ago

Quiet trail perfect for hiking, biking, and trail running.

mountain biking
4 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

This is the best mountain biking trail in Kansas City. It has something for everyone; I feel comfortable bringing beginners to rancho d-lux and feel challenged every time I ride woodchuck run. There's also a downhill only section (the black section on the map) on the south side of the trail off of woodchuck. It's great!!

6 months ago

Loved it!! So beautiful

6 months ago

I use this trail to train for my Rocky Mountain Hikes. It has a lot of variety and good spots to jog/run. I can use it for 12 mile training hike and not get bored. The expansion of the trail is nice!

mountain biking
6 months ago

One of my favorite trails in KC. Just a lot of fun with some hidden awesomeness

mountain biking
7 months ago

love this place... trails for everyone.

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail(s) and gives you plenty of elevation but with the expansion, it can be hard to follow at points. Make sure you have the most recent map of the trail system!

hiking
10 months ago

Love it! I like hiking up next to the bluffs! Great for pictures! Great for working out!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail great potential but went too early in the season, beautiful weather but little to no greenery out yet. "march 23rd"

hiking
11 months ago

The trails are meant more for mountain bikers, so you may have to yield the way to a few you might encounter. Wear good hiking shoes or boots because the trails are rugged and rocky in most places. This is a great escape from the city that still keeps you in the city. I find the Rancho D-Lux trail to be great for hiking.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Great for hiking with pets and getting a time away! Long trail with many beautiful rocks and out looks.

trail running
Thursday, October 06, 2016

I run variations here 3x per week. Easy hike, tough runs. iPhone maps show all trails, check at intersections then take off in loop of choice. Busiest on weekends of course; I was the only human there early on WED afternoon.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

So far, i love the Woodchuck trail and cant wait to knock it out so i can start on the Rancho d' Lux trail.
Took awhile to find a starting point for a trail and when i did start, i had no idea which one i was on because there are slim to none of any signs. Nor, is there any maps on the trail like there is at Shawnee Mission Park trails. I had to go online and print out a map.
Online- i noticed the creators have added on a new phase to the Woodchuck trail but the map does not indicate where the phases even start.
Another downside is that you can hear traffic but its not too bad- its easy to block out when you're enjoying the rocky incline.
Trails are clear and nicely maintained. Not to mention, theyre full of wildlife. Ive seen deer, snakes, birds, squirrels and crazy gnarly spiders. Dont worry, theyre more scared than you are.

All in all, this is a great park with great trails.

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