COVID-19: At REI, we encourage you to get outside responsibly. Stay local, avoid recreational travel, practice social distancing and check ahead for area and facility closures. Learn More
Trail Run Project Logo

Blue River Parkway

Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Weather Averages


High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w/
 
J F M A M J J A S O N D

18 mi 29 km of trail 0 Runs

Easy Trails 3 Trails Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

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.

Trails in Blue River Parkway - 17

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Trails

1.0 mi 1.6 km #1River Trail
Easy
Grandview, MO
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.2 km #2Jigsaw
Difficult
Leawood, KS
Difficult
0.1 mi 0.2 km Leawood, KS
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Basement (North)
Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Grandview, MO
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Hi-Fi
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Grandview, MO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Underworld
Intermediate
Kansas City, MO
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Kansas City, MO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Analog
Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.2 km Grandview, MO
1.2 mi 2.0 km #7Badger
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Grandview, MO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Highwater
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Grandview, MO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #9River Trail
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Grandview, MO
0.3 mi 0.4 km #10Back Alley
Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.4 km Grandview, MO
2.4 mi 3.9 km #11River Trail
Easy
Grandview, MO
Easy
2.4 mi 3.9 km Grandview, MO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #12Wagon
Difficult
Kansas City, MO
Difficult
1.7 mi 2.8 km Kansas City, MO
1.7 mi 2.7 km #13Bo Ho Ca
Intermediate
Kansas City, MO
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Kansas City, MO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #14Basement (South)
Intermediate
Kansas City, MO
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Kansas City, MO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #15Bridger
Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Grandview, MO
1.0 mi 1.7 km #16Oxbow Run
Intermediate
Kansas City, MO
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Kansas City, MO
1.2 mi 1.9 km #17Blue River Trail Connector
Easy
Grandview, MO
Easy
1.2 mi 1.9 km Grandview, MO

Photos of Blue River Parkway - 2

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Photos

River view in March
Mar 31, 2019 near Grandview, MO
Outlook over Blue River
Mar 31, 2019 near Grandview, MO

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running