West Ridge Trail

MODERATE 48 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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

Good hike for the location. Waiting on fall to head back, should be beautiful.

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1 month ago

Easy hike with decent views. Can imagine it'd be much more beautiful in the fall with the changing colors.

2 months ago

Great trail.. we brought our dog for a morning hiking session outside KC. Didn't give it 5 only because the views weren't all that spectacular and the trail head was a bit deceiving. We ended up walking more than we needed to, which is fine just a little confusing.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike, some steep hills nice views of the river

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2 months ago

Nice little hike. Keep dogs on leash. if they like bounding into the woods without looking they might fall off of a very high ridge/cliff.

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5 months ago

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

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5 months 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.