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.


Pretty nice trail

   March, 2015 by jason9x19

I rode this trail for the first time yesterday. I got on off of Little Blue Parkway, behind the glut of strip malls, which was actually convenient, since there were plenty of places to eat right off the trail. The southern portion of the trail from more

22 miles

   July, 2014 by dpinero71

Worth it! Clean, nicely kept. Emergency stations. Easy to ride. It was a lot of fun!! read more


   April, 2014 by mtpratt

Great ride and great trail! Peaceful and enjoyable. It is YOUR fault if you leave valuables in your vehicles! Not very smart. Just bring your license and leave your wallet at home or take it with you. read more