• The Grace & Grind Team

Our 5 Favorite Trails In Kansas City

June is Great Outdoors Month! Check out these trails throughout the Kansas City area (mostly) and get your hike on.

Brush Creek Trail

Ideal if you want a bit of nature mixed with city views, Brush Creek Trail runs along the east side of Troost from Brush Creek to Martin Luther King, Jr. Square.

Location: Brush Creek

Distance: 4.10 miles / 1.83 miles

Type: Concrete

Adventure Level (scale of 1 to 5): 2

Cave Springs Park Trail

Head over to Cave Springs Historic Site and Nature Center to begin your journey. There are three loops and they all cross each other at some point, so be mindful of what turns you take! As you hike, you'll find creeks, ponds, an abandoned cabin, and a cave with a spring inside.

Location: 8701 E. Gregory, KCMO 64133

Distance: 25-.5 miles / 1.5 miles / 2-3 miles

Type: Hiking

Adventure Level (scale of 1 to 5): 4

Jacob L. Loose Park Trail

From the fountains to the park to the rose garden, there is a lot to see at Loose Park. There are three trails here and the whole area is perfect for families. Bring a ball to play catch while you're there!

Location: W 51st Street and Wornall Road

Distance: 10.4 miles / 1.16 miles / 1.48 miles

Type: Reslite/Concrete

Adventure Level (scale of 1 to 5): 1

Penn Valley Park Trail

This historic 176-acre park in Crown Center and downtown Kansas City takes you around World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial.

Location: Pershing Road and Main Street

Distance: 1.88 miles

Type: Asphalt

Adventure Level (scale of 1 to 5): 1

Dogwood Canyon (Lampe, Missouri)

Dogwood Canyon isn't in Kansas City but if you're up for a weekend getaway, this is where you want to go! Located four hours south of the city's center, you'll quickly realize that the drive is worth it. There are waterfalls, bike trails, horseback riding excursions, and more. You won't be able to cover the entire park in a day, so plan to stay overnight. Bring a packed lunch!

Location: Lampe, Missouri

Distance: A lot!

Type: Asphalt

Adventure Level (scale of 1 to 5): 5

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