Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

The trail itself was beautiful and felt fairly moderate, although it may have been the 100+ degree weather talking. :) The only downside was who we are fairly sure was a homeless man hanging around at the far edge of the loop, near the highway. Didn’t get good vibes from this gentleman, and my boyfriend and I hightailed it through the last 1.5 miles. A shame, because the hike really was fantastic!

mountain biking
7 days ago

Went clockwise on my mountain bike. Some of the best flow trails I've yet to experience. I rated 4 b/c I thought the trail was going to be super easy, but I wound up having my 1st crash in my KC trailing life (I moved here in May). I've ridden Landahl, BSLNST, part of Lake Jacomo, Kessler Park, & Rancho Swope. A lot of those trails were quite difficult, some were extreme. None of them I've had a wreck in until this one.

It was on a simple dip that happened to be too steep coming up. I was going a bit fast & it felt like my front tire hit a brick wall - it knocked me off balance. It also slightly bent my front wheel.

Other than that, it was pretty great. Almost like a roller coaster. The valley was also magnificent. Will go back & be more careful. Heh.

This is a dirt trail that is very easy to follow, well-marked, and fairly well maintained. In dry weather it was completely fine but I can see it being very difficult in wet muddy weather. There were lots of butterflies, birds, and insects. We also saw a raccoon and a few squirrels. It was easily passable and enjoyable with a small dog. This would even be a really enjoyable mountain biking trail for someone with at least moderate skills. In terms of exercise, hiking at a brisk pace made for a decent workout with the number of hills and gullies. The only real downside was the number and frequency of spiderwebs. We probably encountered 40 to 50 small ones across the trail as well as significantly more off to the sides.

hiking
17 days ago

decent hike. sadly someone has vandalized some of the trees with demonic & swastika signs.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice suburban trail. mostly shaded, follows a creek.

Nice trail for urban area.

walking
22 days ago

Excellent city park with exercise path. The park is made for the exercise enthusiast.

walking
25 days ago

Walking path around ball diamonds. Good for walking the dog,

hiking
26 days ago

Nice urban gravel trail. Part of the Hodge park. Nice pioneer village to see also.

hiking
26 days ago

Simple trail. Should be better maintained, improved because it is a memorial to true heroes.

nice little nature trail..saw deer turtles ..pretty cool..

hiking
1 month ago

Wide gravel trail through the woods. Well maintained. A couple easy to moderate inclines but other than that pretty level.

Very cool trail about 2/3rds in the shade in July at 11am, nice lake, a cave and natural bridge, it’s mostly gravel and follows and crosses a stream a few times, easy trail with a couple of hills.

intense dirt trail. not easy but moderate.

Clean trail. Beautiful view. Lots of traffic.

mountain biking
1 month ago

very very exciting trail to bike on. warned to not ride when wet out. its hands down the best mountain bike trail in Kansas city. if you bike its like a rollercoaster. for experienced riders only. trail is actually 3.2 miles long.

hiking
1 month ago

I hate to give this one 3 stars, since this is my local neighborhood park. But seriously, the trails are very narrow and sometimes overgrown, there’s a fair amount of trash along the trails, and they don’t appear very well maintained. That said, the park is nice and is a good place to get out of the city, while still being right in the middle of the city.

The trail itself was beautiful and very remote. Didn't see another person the entire hike. The markers near the end were misleading and the trail was a little overgrown in parts, but so long as you have gps you'll be fine. HOWEVER, if you do this hike wear long pants and bring bug spray and definitely check for ticks afterwards. If you bring a dog, make sure they have tick protection. Throughout the hike I had to pick numerous ticks off me and thank god my dog had a Seresto collar.

Great little trail, lots to see and explore. I saw a lot of different wildflowers that I don’t see other places & ran across a lot of wildlife too. Plenty of benches for those needing frequent rests. Not heavily used as far as I could tell but well marked and maintained!

Not a bad trail, pretty uneventful, but definitely worth spending the time to walk it.

This Trail is a gravel road. I'm not sure why it's rated as moderate, unless it's referring to the two hills you have to climb on a gravel road. It would be a nice walk during the spring or fall, to open and hot for the summer. The trail is not in the woods, it is very open. You do do pass by a lake and walk along a creek for a minute. Will probably go again, but not until Fall. It also is a good exercise Trail, a running trail and there are exercise stations all along the path.

Good workout, beautiful scenery.

Hiked this yesterday. Had no issue locating the trail head on Blue river. Trail head has a bunch of trash but five steeps onto the trail its all behind you. If you want a trail within the city where you don't run into people this is the one for you. This is my new favorite trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy to follow. There is a map at the beginning, showing different paths and their distances. This trail acts as a memorial to retired and fallen Kansas City Police Officers and offers a view of the training academy.

Perfect for walks and bike rides! Not any big hills for biking. The trail is awesome by the lake. There is also more of a forest feel in some parts than others. There are geocaches in the area and if you time the light just right, Longview is a great place to take pictures!

road biking
4 months ago

I used this wide, paved trail for the first time biking from my home near Liberty, MO to my son's home, which is west of I-29 and south of Hwy 152, which is about a 17 mile one way trip. This part of the city has a number of bike friendly streets and this trail connects nicely with them providing safe biking for a 5 mile stretch adjacent Hwy 152. The trail is situated between the highway and residential areas or open fields. You will hear highway noise on most of the trail, but it doesn't really detract from the enjoyment of the pleasant corridor. There are trees bordering much of the trail so when the leaves are on, there should be plenty of shade. Where the trail intersects major streets, there are traffic lights and crosswalks. The west end of the trail provides access to a outdoor shopping center with restaurants.

road biking
4 months ago

This is a very nice place to ride, a few hills to manage, and it could be a little longer. perfect for evening walks. or jog. However it is nice and smooth, and large portion is shaded.

hiking
4 months ago

This seems like a joke. They aren’t even real trails, trashy, homeless camps, and constant visual of the roads....Do t waste your time.

mountain biking
6 months ago

biking was fun and pretty

A very nice place to go for a short hike. There are several alternative paths not shown on any maps. Very clean for being next to very busy surroundings.

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