Discover 13 Bike Trails in and around KC

Explore 13+ Bike Trails in and around Kansas City

Be sure to research each destination for any closings, restrictions or limitations that might be in place right now. 

There are so many options in and around Kansas City to get out and bike, something for every skill level.  Many are long enough to make a day of it, some are perfect for a quick 30 minute bike ride. There are paved routes and dirt trails too.  We hope you’re inspired to get the kids out to enjoy some fresh air and explore some new terrain.

 

Lake Jacomo Trails

5 different trails, throughout Fleming Park.  All are 1 to 1.5 miles in length.

  • Clermont Nature Trail – 1 Mile Loop starts at Missouri Town 1855 (admission required)
  • Pa-Huska Nature Trail – 1.2 Mile Loop from Sailboat Cove
  • Prickly Pear Cactus Glade Nature Trail – 1 Mile Loop off Colbern & Beach Road
  • Rock Ledges Nature Trail – 1.5 Mile Loop from Jacomo Shelter 14
  • Tcha-To-Ga Nature Trail – 1.2 Mile Loop across from Hooved Animal Enclosure

Coffee Creek Streamway Park Trails

As part of Johnson County Parks and Rec, Coffee Creek Streamway Park currently is a paved, shared-use trail that is approximately 3.4 miles. 

You can access within Heritage Park, at shelter houses 9 and 10. 

Map here.

 

Rock Island Trails

Construction on Phase One of the Rock Island Trail is now complete. The 6.5 miles of trails begin at Brickyard Road in Kansas City and travel to Jefferson Street in Lee’s Summit.

There are two separate official trailheads: 98th street Trailhead (12600 E 98th Street KCMO 64138) and Hartman Park (700 SW Pryor Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081). 

More construction is planned to expand and connect to other local trails.

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Katy Trail State Park

Katy Trail is the longest rail-trail in the country! 

The park,  which was built on the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT or Katy), is 240 miles long and runs between Clinton and Machens. 

There are 26 trailheads plus 4 fully restored historic railroad depots that you can check out along the trail.

There’s a portion of the trail, that lies between Cooper County and St. Charles County, that has been officially designated as a part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Katy Trail is also part of the American Discovery Trail, has been designated as a Millennium Legacy Trail and was added to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame in 2008. 

You are able to wind around and experience some of the most beautiful and scenic areas of Missouri. 

The vast majority of the trail follows along the Missouri River. 

Map here.

Landahl Park Trails

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Landahl Park is located on 1,397 acres, two miles east of Missouri Highway 7 on Truman Road. 21 miles of mountain bike trails, various skill levels, starts on Argo Rd.,  includes an 18.5-mile single track trail was built and is maintained by the Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club, the remaining 2.5 miles of the trail are double-access roads.

The Equestrian Trail Access and horse trailer parking are located south side of Argo Road between Slaughter Road and Owens School Road.

More scoop.

 

Longivew Park Trails

The Longview Trail starts at Shelter house number 14 in the gorgeous Longview Lake Park, the trails takes winding turns along the lake front, and takes you to Shelter house number 9 which is in O’Donnell Park.  

The 6.5 Mile Trail connects to the Grandview Trial System.

Through a partnership with Bike Walk KC, a Bike Rental Station is located at the Shelter 14 Trailhead.   

More details here.  Map here.

 

Blue River Parkway Trails

E 118th Street and Lydia
Kansas City, MO 64134

Blue River Parkway has approximately 12 miles of trails that run along both sides of the beautiful Blue River. The trails begin near Red Bridge Road on the north and extend south of Martin City to 139th Street. Trails are suitable for hiking, mountain biking and some equestrian use. See volunteer website below for more information on various trails and difficulty levels.  More details here.

Benton Blvd Bikeway

The Grove south to Swope Parkway on Benton Blvd., approx 4 miles.

Scoop

 

Belmont Boulevard Bikeway

Saida Ave. to Independence Ave. on Belmont Blvd.

Scoop

 

Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

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This is a particularly fun trail, as it was the site of KC’s very last streetcar line which was the Country Club route.  The trail is approximately 6 miles long, from Volker to 85th & Prospect.  An original, historical Country Club Streetcar Station is located at 54th and Brookside. The trail surface consists of compacted, crushed limestone, in most places, but surfaces south of 85th Street and in some other short sections, are asphalt. KCATA owns and maintains the trail. 

 

Heritage Riverfront Park

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Trails runs west along West Pennway to Jarboe Street continuing along east side of Jarboe Park over I-670 then along east side of Mulkey Square through Ermine Case, Jr. Park and West Terrace Park.

The Riverfront Heritage Trail is a ten-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway that starts at the riverfront and has several access points.  It winds through the oldest and most historic parts of bi-state Kansas City. It is the first of its kind in Downtown Kansas City. It links communities, parks, and exciting destinations with unique new venues and dramatic public artworks. Historical markers along the Trail will create a journey through the early history of this region. As such, the Trail will enhance bi-state Kansas City’s historic, cultural and recreational treasures. The Trail helps our community gain access to our spectacular rivers, improve the community’s quality of life and stimulate economic development.

Access points include City Market, West Bottoms, Berkley Riverfront Park, Westide Neighborhood, plus Downtown KCK at both Huron Park and Armstrong Ave. 

 

Indian Creek Trail 

State Hours:  5 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Overland Park portion of Indian Creek Trail is approximately 10 miles beginning near Foxhill South Park, follows along Indian Creek south & then west to Forest Creek Park.

There’s a link that goes south along Quivira Road toward the Tomahawk Creek Trail, which runs south and west toward 143rd St. and ultimately into Olathe, KS. 

The trail is paved, it is about 10 feet wide in most places, and provides mile markers every half-mile. 

For the most part it is flat and level, with some hills and elevation gains in some short sections.

Dogs on leashes are welcome according to their website.

Trail Map here.

 

Gary L. Haller Trail at the Mill Creek Streamway Park

Mill Creek Streamway Park

19425 Wilder Drive
Shawnee, KS 66218

Inclement Weather / ClosuresRainouts temporary closures

Mill Creek Streamway Park is a gorgeous linear park with approximately 17 miles of  bicycle and hiking trails.

It also has three miles of equestrian trails and open spaces for jogging, picnicking, and hiking.

The trail extends from Nelson Island on the Kansas River, south through the cities of Shawnee and Lenexa, and ends in Olathe.

 

 

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