Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

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Note: A portion of the trail between Troost and Woodland Avenues has been closed since 2012 due to the presence of a small sinkhole. Trail users should take 85th Street as a detour. Refer to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority's official website for more information and future updates.

The Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail, named for the departed state senator who persistently sponsored tax legislation for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), is one of the most popular trails in Kansas City, Missouri. The trail runs on the former alignment of the city’s last streetcar—known as the Country Club route (or Club Line)—which ceased service in 1957.

A restored streetcar station reminds trail users of the right-of-way's past at E. 54th Street and Brookside Boulevard. The trail is located in one of the highest density residential areas of Kansas City and is adjacent to neighborhood commercial and activity centers along its entire length. City parks along the way partially punctuate the urban environment, helping lend a sense of seclusion and offering a place to rest.

The trail has night lighting in limited areas. While most of the route is surfaced with crushed limestone, the section south of E. 85th Street and certain areas prone to flooding are paved. In the north, the trail connects directly to the Brush Creek Trail, which extends east and west along the waterway.

Parking and Trail Access

Small parking areas for the Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail are located at the southeastern trailhead at E. 85th Street and Prospect Avenue; at the southern end of Woodland Avenue; and at the intersection of Main Street and Pico Street.

Farther north, park at the KCATA Park & Ride lot at W. Gregory Boulevard and Brookside Road or at the lot at Wornall Road and W. 74th Terrace.


A shame

   March, 2015 by jouyun

I cannot agree enough with previous comments on this trail's real beneficiaries: walkers not cyclists. The Brookside area is a mess, walkers are not courteous, and there are far too many crossings to get to a reasonable speed. The trail itself is in poor ...read more

A Great Path for Pedestrians, but not for Bicyclists

   October, 2014 by sedri

Always looking for a safe, bicycle-friendly place to ride together as a family, my wife, daughter and I found out about the Henry Wiggings trail from a friend, and we tried riding this trail from 75th street north to the UMKC campus area. As other reviewers ...read more

Okay for walking, not a good bike trail

   August, 2014 by leviticus

Wife and I just completed walking the whole trail. We started at the south end. It's okay for walking, but would be difficult for riding~ there are lots of street intersections and stop lights to interrupt a smooth ride. There's a large cave-in right ...read more