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Wyandotte County Bridal Trail Loop

 3.8 (10)

10.5 Miles 16.8 Kilometers


92%

Runnable

1,314' 401 m

Ascent

-1,311' -400 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

979' 298 m

High

759' 231 m

Low

Shared By Cliff Jones

Conditions


Minor Issues 70 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - The west side of the lake has been torn up by horses. It really is a shame that they let them do this. There are also multiple areas when you cross paved roads that could be better marked where to go. The trail near the dam that connects the West to the East trail has some unclear routes. With all of that said, it was a fun trail to hike. A must do. History

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The infamous Bridal Trails of Wyandotte County Lake provide a challenging loop for runners.

Cliff Jones

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The trail is legacy bridal trail build with no regard to sustainability or modern trail theory. The trail wanders around the perimeter of Wyandotte County Lake's rolling hills and takes you straight up and straight down as many of them as you care to try.

Need to Know

Be prepared for anything and bring a friend. This trail is unforgiving and will do its best to send you home limping or worse.

Do not cross the dam. When crossing at the bottom of the dam, stay on the gravel road, and it will connect you back to the trail.

Runner Notes

The infamous Bridal Trails of Wyandotte County Lake is where trail runners go to suffer in Kansas City. This is the go-to trail for hard core trail runners in the KC metro area. Bring a friend!

Description

The Bridal Loop is an equestrian trail that allows runners, hikers, and MTBers. The loop is never officially closed and regardless of conditions or modern sustainability practices, draws runners in all conditions. Expect steep climbs, steep descents, slick footing, lots of rocks, some shallow water crossings, and horse poop. This is not a trail for the beginner, but if you are in KC and want a challenge, this is your trail.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for the stinging nettles at the bottom of the dam.

History & Background

This trail was built long long ago with a bulldozer and a six pack. There is no semblance of reason or modern design, and the trail has been used hard. It is in the worst of conditions and it shows, so be prepared for anything.

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Aug 26, 2017
Lydia Bauer
Not nearly as muddy as expected, looks like rain has smoothed out and pitted some trails. I took a few shortcuts as this trail really beats up my j... 8mi

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