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Blue River Parkway

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Overview

This is a fun network of 20+ miles of trails that span both sides of Highway 435 and runs along the Blue River Corridor (trails mostly follow Blue River Rd). Trail difficulty ranges from easy to very difficult to give visitors a wide range of options. Kansas City is known for technical rocky trails which BRP has plenty of including Highline, Wagon, Bo Ho Ca, Basement (North), Badger, Analog, and Jigsaw. The system also includes smoother trails with about 5 miles of River Trail.

Visiting Tips

Kansas City has clay based soils so they cannot be ridden when wet. During the Spring, trails will need a few days to dry out after rains. Summer time they will dry faster and Fall is the best time to ride. Winter can be hit or miss with freeze/thaw issues. Best bet is to only ride the trails when they are frozen and temps should be under 30 degrees with little sun. On a sunny day, it may need to be under 25 degrees.

Trail conditions are updated frequently and can be checked at urbantrailco.com/protect-the-trails.

Camping & Lodging

No camping near the park.

Food & Drink

Check out Martin City Brewery, Blue Moose, Mama Leones, or Margaritas for good local food.

Blue River Parkway Running

  • 18 Miles 30 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Blue River Parkway - 22

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1.0 mi 1.6 km #1River Trail
Easy Easy
Grandview, MO
Easy Easy
Grandview, MO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Highwater
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3River Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.2 km #4Jigsaw
Difficult Difficult
Leawood, KS
Difficult Difficult
Leawood, KS
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Hi-Fi
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Analog
Difficult Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult Difficult
Grandview, MO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #7River Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.3 mi 0.4 km #8Back Alley
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Basement (North)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Grandview, MO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Grandview, MO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #10Badger
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Grandview, MO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Grandview, MO

Photos of Blue River Parkway - 7

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Outlook over Blue River
Mar 31, 2019 near Grandview, MO
River view in March
Mar 31, 2019 near Grandview, MO
Small creek crossing.
Mar 28, 2021 near Grandview, MO
Path through the woods and rocks on Wudchuck Run in Swope Park.
Jul 31, 2021 near Raytown, MO
Rock formation along the trail
Apr 3, 2022 near Raytown, MO
Trail through the woods (with the orange blaze)
Apr 3, 2022 near Raytown, MO
Trail through the trees
Apr 3, 2022 near Raytown, MO

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