Little Blue Trace Trail

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The Little Blue Trace Trail follows the course of the Little Blue River for 15 miles through the Little Blue Trace Nature Reserve. It stretches south of Interstate 70 at Lee's Summit Road to Blue Mills Road north of Independence. Several shelters are along the path to include parks with picnic tables, playing fields, and an emergency calling station. Deer, wild turkey, and geese are just some of the wildlife featured on this route. As you enjoy the railroad bridges and river crossings, you will also take in an abundance of trees and farmland.

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.


Nice trail

   August, 2015 by dknabe

I ride this trail frequently and it’s a great ride. The trail is well maintained and I’ve never experienced any problems with those that walk or ride the trail. read more

Fun, easy bike trial with kids

   August, 2015 by deedodawn

We parked near Coldstone Creamery and took a small group of kiddos bicycling on this trail. It was perfect for a short ride with kids. The trial is smooth, flat and wide at this location and there is a very small park they can play on before/after the more

Great Ride In Suburbia

   August, 2015 by jrinella

I ride this entire trail, back and forth, at least once a week and never get tired of it. It's not a difficult trail, and offers a variety of scenery! read more