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.


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

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013

   October, 2013 by damselfly19

rode this trail on 10/20 for the first time and loved it! i started at the access off Lee's Summit road north of Colbern Rd right after you go over the river - it's on the right. rode from MM15 to MM7 and back. loved the variety of terrain, bridges, etc. more