Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Great paved and off road trails! A new favorite!

Agree with last review. The spiders are out of control. Im not too creeped out by spiders but, it is obnoxious to walk into web after web. Made it 20’ into the trail and walked through about 4 webs.

intense dirt trail. not easy but moderate.

hiking
14 days ago

Dog enjoyed it. A bit confusing, we deviated a bit from our main route.

Clean trail. Beautiful view. Lots of traffic.

This looks like it could be a great hike but the spiders were ridiculous today! Reminded me of Raiders Of The Lost Ark! Had to abandon trip. ☹️

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
26 days 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.

Beautiful trail. Not well marked so use this map reference to guide you. I got a little off track for a bit and it ended up being a 7 mile hike!

Brother and I have done ~4 and 5-mile stretches of this trail a few times. It's a nice, well-maintained trail, though the signage is less than helpful in some places. Small variety of features to see. We saw a nice mushroom in a more lush part of the trail and cacti with wildflowers in a rockier part of the trail. (Photos uploaded.) Want to spend more time with it and log more miles on it.

hiking
1 month ago

Majestic elevation, not for the weary of heart.

hiking
1 month ago

The waterfall pictured in this listing is on the Old Kate Trail (at the same location), _not_ the Whitetail Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this with a friend. We loved the main trail and the fact that there are plenty of options if you want to make the hike easier or more difficult. You are sharing the trail with mountain bikers, so be prepared to step off the trail to let them pass.

walking
1 month ago

Really fun and pretty! Nice short and well maintained. Great Sunday morning hike if you’re looking for something quick just outside the city. We saw a woodpecker at the top of a clearing. Way cool!

Will be coming back! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

Excellent! Especially on cool mornings in the springtime and

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.

Well-established trail, novice trail user appropriate. Water, shade, free parking all available at the trailhead. Perfect for a break from the urban/suburban environment without a looking drive.

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

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, though would recommend having the trail downloaded as it is not well marked. We made a wrong turn and ended up on the wrong trail. Beautiful place to get lost though! Lots of wild life and overall a great hike.

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
2 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!

I truly enjoyed my hike there!!

road biking
3 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.

Excellent hike to get out of the city. I hike this a few time a year.

Hike this trail quite a bit, as it's close to my house. Several different options based on length and skill level. One of my favorite places close to the city.

hiking
3 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.

Lovely and scenic little trail for a short walk. looking forward to hiking here again in the spring/summer when things green up. Many benches along the trail to stop and take in the views.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little walk. Rated as moderate, but the trail is pretty clear.

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