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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

  • 24 Miles 38 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Blue River Parkway - 24

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1.0 mi 1.6 km #1River Trail
Easy
Grandview, MO
Easy
Grandview, MO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Basement (North)
Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult
Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.2 km #3Jigsaw
Difficult
Leawood, KS
Difficult
Leawood, KS
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Hi-Fi
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Underworld
Intermediate
Kansas City, MO
Intermediate
Kansas City, MO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Analog
Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult
Grandview, MO
2.1 mi 3.4 km #7A2B
Easy/Intermediate
Raytown, MO
Easy/Intermediate
Raytown, MO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #8Upper Wudchuk
Intermediate
Raytown, MO
Intermediate
Raytown, MO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #9Badger
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Highwater
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
Grandview, MO

Photos of Blue River Parkway - 3

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River view in March
Mar 31, 2019 near Grandview, MO
Small creek crossing.
Mar 28, 2021 near Grandview, MO
Outlook over Blue River
Mar 31, 2019 near Grandview, MO