Explore the most popular forest trails near Kansas City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Well maintained trail, very easy to hike but narrow paths.

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I absolutely loved this trail! There’s a variety of trail conditions, 3 foot bridges, and a crumbling limestone structure of some kind. Follow the yellow blazes. Lots of bike traffic, a few runners and I was the lone hiker. I began at the Spillway (beautiful views...think Ozarks) and the trail exits at a shelter with facilities. You can stop here, or turnaround as I did, to get the entire 7.8.

Great wooded area. Clean clear water even in the coves. Very quiet, clean. Plenty of connecting trails to stay busy

Fun run with the dog, would be awesome for mountain bikes.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lots of broken glass and not well marked but still a decent short trail.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Trails are fun. Rode Marty's trail and gnome run all the way through. Would help if the trails were more noticeably marked, it can get confusing at times.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Does anyone know if it is safe to hike alone?

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

lots of ups and downs. actual dirt ground path. stairs, water, and lots of nature right in the middle of the city. the view from the top is amazing!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nice beginner/intermediate trails. Like others have said, there are more trails than the map shows.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Even though it's very close to civilization, it's easy to pretend you're in the country. It's steep in places which makes it just enough of a challenge to make a nice day hike.

Monday, October 03, 2016

A lot more to this trail than is shown here. We hiked 4+ miles total with the mission cliff trail.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Mapped as a short hike, but there are many other intersecting trails the day we hiked we ended up taking two other trails and made a 4 mile hike out of it. Would definitely hike again, However will also make sure that I wear my bug spray.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The trail was fairly short and challenging. I had to walk some sections due to the sheer incline(I'm very amateur). The trail had some awkward angles of the path itself where tire slippage was almost inevitable. However, the brush was clear of the path and its in a great place for out of towners staying in downtown KC. All in all, fun ride.

Monday, June 01, 2015

We hiked this trail and it was pretty challenging, but so much fun. We came to hiking dead ends a couple times and had to back track, but not if you are in a mountain bike. This is an awesome mountain bike trail and right in the middle of the city...a hidden treasure for sure.

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