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.
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.