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.


Love the Little Blue Trace Trail!

   October, 2015 by mrron2u

I loved riding this trail yesterday. I rode about 8 miles of it and it is one of the nicest trails in the KC area. I started at the southern end and yes there is some construction that made jumping on from there difficult. But once I got on I fell in more

Trail needs work

   August, 2015 by kborneman

I have been riding the trail regularly over the past 5 years. Some improvements have been made but I feel the overall trail condition has slowly deteriorated. Don't get me wrong that the trail is still good but needs some work in helping the drainage more

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