Explore the most popular views 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.

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.

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.

25 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Great for walking for Lilly

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.

Lots of wildlife. Deer, quail, coyotes, rabbits, raccoons, Fox, eagles(just last week) and possums! A few small snakes before cold weather and an extremely diversity of wildflowers and grasses! Easy trail and enjoyable!

7 months ago

I went there few months ago. It is little tricky how to get there. Best direction is when you see Metropolitan Community College from NE Barry Road, turn left and stay on that road until you will see the park on left. I learned my lesson when I took the trail on right because it is up the hill with rough terrain. My suggestion is for you to take a trail on left, which is less difficult. What’s more? The loop is somewhat off. At last, enjoy the scenic.

How about north trail???

7 months ago

Beginning of the trail was fairly littered by the road, but the rest of the trail was beautiful. Wear good shoes because the trail is rocky in parts. Some of the trail was not marked well. Great hike!

I would definitely do it again, it's nice, lots of rocks, cool scenery, great hike for being located in the middle of the city. Trail is well defined, though not necessarily marked, or blazed. Used for hiking and mountain biking.

on Roanoke Park Trails

7 months ago

Good hike in the middle of the city. There are multiple trails the intersect by road crossing. Looks like a place that people party at night because some spots have a lot of broken glass. Some blazes. Would recommend to walk, I wouldn't recommend a trail run.

beautiful but rocky path

Solid getaway hike in the city. Pretty easy, moderate elevation change, almost entirely in the trees. Not much wildlife or views that I saw, but peaceful nonetheless. Use the Record feature on the app to follow the trails because they aren't marked very well.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Rode the Rancho D-Lux trail for the first time. Great ride that was smooth and peaceful.

Last part of trail was a little tough for me

Quiet trail perfect for hiking, biking, and trail running.

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