The Little Blue Trace Trail follows the course of the Little Blue River for 11 miles through the Little Blue Trace Nature Reserve, stretching from Interstate 70 in the south to Blue Mills Road in the north. The park has picnic tables, shelters and playing fields. Plans are afoot to extend the trail south of I-70 and west to Lee Summit Road.
Parking and Trail Access
Running north to south, parking is as follows: at Ripley Junction shelter (just south of US 24), at Bundschu Road near Bly Road, at the M-78 shelter (just west of Hwy 7 and north of Route 78) and limited parking along Necessary Road north of R.D. Mize Road.