A slightly more difficult trail at Shawnee Mission Park.”
— Will England
This is multi-use trail so be mindful of hikers and bikers. Horses and motorized vehicles not allowed. Entrances are gated. The trail is closed when wet, muddy, snowy or icy.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Actually saw quite a few trail runners on this route. They seemed to be enjoying the trail and the challenge.
The Red Trail offers a great mixture of smooth travel and some climbing. Its difficulty level isn't high, but it will test your fitness. Overall, this is a wonderful trail through the wilds of suburbia with lots to see and enjoy. This particular trail is a fantastic option in the suburbs of Kansas City. When you can't travel too far from home, it's a great place to enjoy the nature and a challenge.