Explore the most popular wild flowers 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
6 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.

Nice trail for urban area.

Great paved and off road trails! A new favorite!

intense dirt trail. not easy but moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

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

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

Majestic elevation, not for the weary of heart.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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.

hiking
3 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.

I truly enjoyed my hike there!!

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.

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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. Quite, and great for birding. Definitely will go back in the spring to see all the trees bud and the stream flow.

Beautiful short little trail. 10/10 would recommend for a nice easy walk

Great for walking for Lilly

hiking
7 months ago

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!

on Mill Creek Park Trail

walking
8 months ago

This trail is very open and easy. Great for everyone. They have few exercises including beautiful fountain. Perfect for people to see gorgeous Plaza especially Christmas.

on White Tail Trail

hiking
8 months ago

I really enjoyed hiking there. The scenics are different such as waterfalls, rivers, bridges, and much more. I would love to go there next Spring. So beautiful and relaxing! Strongly recommended!!!

How about north trail???

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