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Best trails in Kansas City

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Looking for a great trail near Kansas City, Missouri? AllTrails has 47 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Weston Bend State Park or Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Parkville Nature Sanctuary or Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 42 easy trails in Kansas City ranging from 0.6 to 11.7 miles and from 738 to 1,069 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kansas City
Top trails (47)
#1 - White Tail Trail
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
The White Tail Loop trail is through an urban forest. It travels up a steep hillside along a forested ravine and loops back down the other side along an old logging road. Deer and other wildlife is plShow more
#2 - Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail
Minor Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail Show more
#3 - Old Kate Trail
Parkville Nature Sanctuary
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Old Kate Trail is located in a small urban forest that takes you through second growth timber, old pasture, over a boardwalk the overlooks a wet area along a stream and past a small waterfall.Show more
#4 - Swope Park Mountain Bike Trail
Swope Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Swope Park Mountain Bike Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number oShow more
#5 - Hidden Valley Natural Area Loop
Hidden Valley Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Hike through a natural planting program that Kansas City Parks and Recreation has carried out in the first part of the hike, then through woods to a lookout on a high wooded ravine. From there, you cShow more
#6 - Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail
Kansas City, Missouri
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail is a 6.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Kansas City, Missouri and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are aShow more
#7 - Maple Woods Natural Area Trail
Maple Woods Nature Preserve
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 30 m
NOTE: Please check with the park before visiting for any closures. Maple Woods Natural Area trail meanders through a small suburban forest of old growth timber. The trail begins by crossing a foot bShow more
#8 - Unity Village Nature Trail
Kansas City, Missouri
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
An easy 2 1/2 mile loop trail that is gravel paved and dog-friendly. A great walk or short run for anyone in Lee's Summit or South Kansas City area. Ample parking at the trailhead and fitness stops alShow more
#9 - Longview Lake and Little Blue River
Longview Lake Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
Please note: reports of trail closure. Please check with the park prior to your visit.Show more
#10 - Rancho D-Lux Loop via Wudchuk Run
Swope Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Rancho D-Lux Loop via Wudchuk Run is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and iShow more
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