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Tcha-To-Ga Nature Trail and Larry Mattenon Memorial Trail

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Fleming Park

Tcha-To-Ga Nature Trail and Larry Mattenon Memorial Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blue Springs, Missouri that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 354 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

forest

river

Begin at Old MO Town parking lot, go south to Cowherd Rd., East to 7hwy, north to Wyatt Rd., east to Litchford rd., south and then east to Buckner-Tarsney rd., south to Blue and Grey park scout area, south following trail at campgrounds to S. Brown Rd, go south to old US 50, east to Lone Jack-Lee Summit rd, south and then east to Burnym Rd., south to Civil War museum.

gpz did not ever work

hiking
22 days ago

I've been on this trail often but got lost for awhile today as I took a path that lead to Larry's trail for some time. I finally backtracked and got back on the Tcha-To-Ga trail. This trail is overgrown, but not as busy as many others and I have always found it is highly tick infested. However, my dog loved it and I enjoy the cool breeze sitting on the bench about half way that overlooks the lake.

Very muddy, but that is to be expected. The hard part was some areas were impassable due to overgrowth. Otherwise beautiful area. Wish the bison and elk would have been out!

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Trail had some lovely features, running water, lots of green. I’ve never walked away with more ticks in my life. Truly mortifying.

Fun trail. Long enough to enjoy but not too long for littles. Trail was a little muddy but not so bad we couldn’t maneuver around. Nice view of the lake about halfway through. Saw some wildlife.

hiking
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Needs upkeep, poor signage, overgrown around the pond at the beginning. My 5 year old slipped in. Muddy throughout, but we had a great time. Kids found a box turtle and a garter snake. Note: walk around the right side of the pond to the trail head.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Trail is narrow and slightly overgrown in parts but overall the whole family enjoyed it. Not crowded which was nice.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

MUDDY TRAIL BUT GREAT HIKE!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Easy, gravel loop with plenty of shade. has a nice off trail resting spot with 2 large, flat rocks to sit on and a nice view of the lake.

hiking
10 months ago

Trail has become slightly overgrown but mostly taken over by spider webs, this was my number 1 running trail but now have look somewhere else , it's no longer maintained and I keep having to stop my run to not go face first into a massive web across the trail..

Great wide open trail. Setting pace for weight loss excursion.

Thu Jun 13 2019

Attempted the upper loop trail and it was very narrow & overgrown quite a bit. These tracks were well off the actual paths and often hard to tell any diff between a human vs animal trail. We ended up bush whacking some and finally got back to a road and walked to my truck. We started & parked at the very northeast corner of this map at a small parking area by a pond where the trail was tiny and overgrown a lot. If you enjoy challenges and are willing to risk getting lost, but enjoy very wooded ups and downs, you might rate this a 5. However, someone needs to try and recreate accurate tracks, but could be difficult as we kept losing gps in key areas.

Fri Jan 25 2019

love it, good trail for kids and the older hikers alike.

Mon Jul 30 2018

Very nice with hundreds of butterfly’s and easy walking !!!

hiking
Thu Nov 16 2017

Sun Sep 03 2017

Great trails but very poorly marked. Needs more signage. And maintenance of the trails could be improved

hiking
Fri Aug 11 2017

What is good about this trail is all the secondary trails. Just when you thought you have been on all the trails, you find a new one. September through March is the best time to go on these trails when there are not bugs or weeds on the secondary trails.

hiking
Mon Jun 26 2017

Very nice trail with moderate inclines. Well kept. Just wish the one spot they made to see the lake was cleared out so you can actually see the lake.

Sun May 28 2017

This is a nice hike, however it is not in south prairie lee park it is in Fleming Park

mountain biking
Sat May 20 2017

Had a great ride. All skill levels will have a blast.

Sat Apr 08 2017

It has a cliff where you can get the best view of Lake Jacomo, but there's so many teens that will ruin your time.

hiking
Sun Feb 19 2017

This trail is perfect for family hiking .. my daughters are 9 and 13 and really enjoyed it. There are a couple of areas to sit and enjoy nature!

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