A Healthier You – BEST KEPT SECRETS IN KANSAS CITY

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FITNESS TIPS


Biking and Running Trails

Kansas City offers great mountain biking opportunities and paved walking trails for the biking enthusiast as well as runner. Check out these popular trails and take a ride with the family or challenge yourself to a workout.

Off Road/Mountain Bike Areas

  • Blue River Parkway – Located in southern Kansas City, MO near Holmes and Red Bridge Roads. Trails follow along the river and offer various levels of biking difficulty.
  • Shawnee Mission Park – Positioned in Johnson County, this park connects to the Mill Creek Streamway Park trails. Excellent for family bike rides.
  • Smithville Lake – Newly developed trails located at the north end of the metro area and include both challenging and family-friendly sections. Scenery includes dense woods, lake views, deer and other wildlife.

Paved/Gravel Trails

  • Trolley Track Trail – It runs 6 miles along Brookside Blvd. from the Plaza to 85th Street. Beautiful ride through the South Plaza, Brookside, and Waldo neighborhoods.
  • Longview Lake Trail – A short paved trail, it runs along the lake in southern KCMO & Lee’s Summit.
  • Little Blue Trace Trail – Located in eastern Independence along the Little Blue River, from 24 Hwy south to I-70, the trail is mostly crushed gravel.
  • Mill Creek Streamway Park – Paved trail in Johnson County, KS, it runs 13-15 miles along the creek from the Kaw River, south through Shawnee Mission Park, to 119th Street in Olathe.
  • Indian Creek / Tomahawk Creek Greenways – Paved trails in southern Johnson County, KS, connecting a few neighborhood parks and extending eastward into southern KCMO.

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