West Ridge Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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West Ridge Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Weston, Missouri that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

This trail connects to Harpst Trail and the Paved Bicycle Trail and is normally accessed from the Overlook parking area by means of the Harpst Trail. When combined with hiking times on the Harpst Trail and the Paved Bicycle Trail, actual hiking time could be up to 2.5 hours. The trail offers some of the best panoramic views available of the Missouri River valley bordering Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Also in view is the city of Leavenworth to the southwest and the Iatan Power Plant to the northwest. Sections of the trail are steep and have exposed tree roots and occasionally muddy conditions. The trail offers excellent opportunities for observing native and migrating birds, as well as a variety of flora and fauna.

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1 month ago

Really nice hiking. The trails hold up when damp too.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail, overlooks the Missouri River on the west side of the loop. Unfortunately, a coal train goes by every twenty minutes or so ruining the peace.

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2 months ago

Take plenty of water with you, lots of hills!

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3 months ago

A great day and beautiful walk.

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4 months ago

Nice local trail for me at one time.
Good place to get out of the city and into nature.

hiking
4 months ago

Not the most scenic, but a nice set of trails. There are some views off of the west ridge, where you can look over into Kansas. I got about 2.5 miles in a loop. Part of the trail enters the paved course. You can copy and paste the link below for details.

http://www.mapmyhike.com/us/platte-city-mo/west-ridge-trail-weston-bend-state-park-course-1604851

hiking
7 months ago

good 2.25 mile trail,they have revised it so it isn't straight out and back. took our 4 year old and she made it the whole way.

hiking
7 months ago

We started at sunrise. Sight was beautiful. Overlook the river and trains. We also had three deer across our trail. We are going back soon. Well worth the 45 mins drives from my house. Wish it was a longer hike.

8 months ago

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9 months ago

it was beautiful... the kids and I had fun... nice views.... the river is beautiful! lots of flowers we identified a few :)