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Blue River Parkway

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Overview

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

Recommended Routes in Blue River Parkway - 2

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Favorite The smallest drop on Highline Express, which is on the right side trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

BRP South Loop

12.0 mi 19.3 km 505' Up 153.85 m Up 505' Down 153.81 m Down

Grandview, MO
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Favorite "Candy Store" drop
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

BRP North Loop

8.8 mi 14.2 km 562' Up 171.36 m Up 561' Down 171 m Down

Grandview, MO
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Blue River Parkway Biking

  • 30 Miles 49 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Blue River Parkway - 41

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Highline
Difficult Difficult
Kansas City, MO
Difficult Difficult
Kansas City, MO 14 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Stonewall
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.2 km #3Jigsaw
Difficult Difficult
Leawood, KS
Difficult Difficult
Leawood, KS
0.4 mi 0.6 km #4Heretic
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Grandview, MO
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Grandview, MO
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Hi-Fi
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Customline
Difficult Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult Difficult
Grandview, MO
0.3 mi 0.4 km #7Back Alley
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.2 km #8FunPak
Difficult Difficult
Grandview, MO
Difficult Difficult
Grandview, MO
0.1 mi 0.1 km #9Skid Row Skills Area
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
Intermediate Intermediate
Grandview, MO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10River Trail
Easy Easy
Grandview, MO
Easy Easy
Grandview, MO

Photos of Blue River Parkway - 42

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'Nasty Pants'
Mar 16, 2018 near Grandview, MO
"Candy Store" drop
Mar 16, 2018 near Grandview, MO
"Skiddles" drop
Mar 16, 2018 near Grandview, MO
"Jigsaw"
Mar 16, 2018 near Grandview, MO
HIGHLINE  |  MAY 2018
Nov 8, 2018 near Grandview, MO
Overlook.
Jun 16, 2021 near Grandview, MO
'Grinder'.
Jun 16, 2021 near Grandview, MO
trail going around optional skinny
Nov 17, 2023 near Grandview, MO
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