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23 mi 37 km of trail 2 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 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.

Local Info

All of BRP is well maintained so any trails will be well kept. There might be times during summer where some are overgrown but volunteers do a great job of keeping them trimmed up. Depending on your skill level and length of ride, you can piece together whatever suits you. Trails south of Red Bridge Rd are older trails typically more rocky. Trails north of Red Bridge Rd are newer with more flow but still include great technical challenges.

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.

Maps & Guidebooks

Maps can be found at urbantrailco.com

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1.3 mi 2.1 km
#1 Highline
Kansas City, MO
1.3 mi 2.1 km Kansas City, MO
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0.6 mi 1.0 km
#2 Underworld
Kansas City, MO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Kansas City, MO
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0.1 mi 0.2 km
#3 Jigsaw
Leawood, KS
0.1 mi 0.2 km Leawood, KS
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0.4 mi 0.6 km
#4 Heretic
Grandview, MO
0.4 mi 0.6 km Grandview, MO
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1.7 mi 2.7 km
#5 Stonewall
Grandview, MO
1.7 mi 2.7 km Grandview, MO
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1.9 mi 3.0 km
#6 Hi-Fi
Grandview, MO
1.9 mi 3.0 km Grandview, MO
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1.4 mi 2.2 km
#7 Analog
Grandview, MO
1.4 mi 2.2 km Grandview, MO
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0.3 mi 0.4 km
#8 Back Alley
Grandview, MO
0.3 mi 0.4 km Grandview, MO
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0.4 mi 0.6 km
#9 Flowride
Grandview, MO
0.4 mi 0.6 km Grandview, MO
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0.1 mi 0.2 km
#10 FunPak
Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.2 km Grandview, MO
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0.2 mi 0.3 km
#11 Highline Express
Grandview, MO
0.2 mi 0.3 km Grandview, MO
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1.0 mi 1.6 km
#12 River Trail
Grandview, MO
1.0 mi 1.6 km Grandview, MO
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Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.1 km Grandview, MO
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0.1 mi 0.1 km
#14 Rock Bottom
Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.1 km Grandview, MO
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0.4 mi 0.6 km
#15 River Trail
Grandview, MO
0.4 mi 0.6 km Grandview, MO
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1.2 mi 2.0 km
#16 Badger
Grandview, MO
1.2 mi 2.0 km Grandview, MO
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1.0 mi 1.6 km
#17 Basement (North)
Grandview, MO
1.0 mi 1.6 km Grandview, MO
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2.4 mi 3.9 km
#18 River Trail
Kansas City, MO
2.4 mi 3.9 km Kansas City, MO
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#19 Highwater
Grandview, MO
0.7 mi 1.1 km Grandview, MO
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1.7 mi 2.8 km
#20 Wagon
Kansas City, MO
1.7 mi 2.8 km Kansas City, MO
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1.2 mi 1.9 km
#21 Bridger
Grandview, MO
1.2 mi 1.9 km Grandview, MO
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1.7 mi 2.7 km
#22 Bo Ho Ca
Kansas City, MO
1.7 mi 2.7 km Kansas City, MO
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#23 Basement (South)
Kansas City, MO
0.7 mi 1.2 km Kansas City, MO
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1.0 mi 1.7 km
#24 Oxbow Run
Kansas City, MO
1.0 mi 1.7 km Kansas City, MO
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Grandview, MO
1.2 mi 1.9 km Grandview, MO
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