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

This is an easy trail for those who want to get into hiking. The scenery is really on the back end. There are other trails nearby like Hickory Grove.

hiking
2 days ago

Wonderful shady trail

Love this trail. Easy to walk fast. But beware...full of chiggers this week!!!! apply DEET!!

hiking
27 days ago

Seniors - I'm nearly 71, 30 lbs overweight, and not in super condition. I walked this trail in about 30 minutes. I would rate this trail as Easy+ for seniors. The first half of the trail is mostly ascending with a few short, but steep, inclines. Also some steps and boulder/rock dodging in the trail. The sloping down areas have a loose surface, so shoes with good gripping soles are best. It's a pretty walk and has interesting rock formations along the way. Not a boring little walk at all! I wanted to walk about an hour, so walked across the parking lot and did 15 min in and 15 back to get my hour in.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice Trail for this part of Missouri. Its the best Trail at Burr Oak Woods.

hiking
29 days ago

Nice trail with cool rock formations.

walking
29 days ago

Hiked with my 5YO. It was a nice walk with most of the trail shaded.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice paved walk off the visitor center signed with plant/tree identification. Heavy use and great for families with young kids.

Well maintained. Fun creek and rock formations to play on for the kids.

a nice little trail

nice trail

on Bethany Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail with plenty of things to see and plenty of waypoints to sit and relax and enjoy the sounds of nature in the woods.

A nice little hike nothing spectacular didn’t see too much wildlife but not many other hikers so it was peaceful

Pretty quick easy trail I particularly enjoyed the rock formations there were interesting to walk through.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail with lots of rock outcroppings. Entire pathway was graveled. One or two places that are not handicap passable. Great place for kids to explore. Only negative was that we went in June and there was no water in the trail.

well maintained walking path. asphalt.

Great walking path. do wish that there are Trail markers so you know how far you've gone.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Was easy enough that my children traveled through it without any worries, although just enough terrain to make it fun. Well spent 1.5 hours out of the house.

It’s great and is near home! Nice place to get out of the house and go for a nice walk!!

on Bethany Falls Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Weaving though the limestone out croppings, almost whimsical with their mossy covering, was my favorite part of this trail. Good opportunity to see wildlife - lots of birds and squirrels, but also saw a turkey and a deer on my hike. I would rate the difficulty moderate as there were a couple moderate inclines, stairs, and some areas with slick rocks. The trail head is best reached by driving past the nature center, the road will end in a parking lot.

wonderful hike

The trail is well maintained and great for a nice walk. Not really good if you plan to hike. Overall a good trail for all skill levels.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful and unique trail! Great for kids.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail for the area. Rocky in some spots but easy overall. Hiked it with my 2yr old and he enjoyed it.

Well laid out paved walk surrounding a small city fishing lake. One portion you have to walk along the city street w/o a sidewalk. But OK. It is a great asset to the city and well used. Pleasant walk.

trail running
9 months ago

Came with my dog & there were about 3 or 4 signs that said no pets (aside from service animals) so if you’re wanting to use this trail don’t bring your pets

hiking
10 months ago

Getting ready for backpacking trip so hiked this one today w/35lb pack & gear. Trail is well groomed w/minor elevation changes through medium/dense forests. A couple areas where trail is rocky but not too challenging.
Tick/mosquito repellent highly recommended.
If you're looking for a leisurely hike through the forest this one is worth it.

Well-maintained and an awesome trail for families to experience. Also picnic area linking the various trails. Very highly recommended.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Great short trail. Saw wildlife, quiet most of the way. Well maintained.

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