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.


Training for the Katy

   April, 2016 by amariewilson

My two daughters (ages 9 and 11) are getting in shape to ride the entire Katy trail in one week this summer. Last Sunday, 4/17/2016, we rode approximately 11 miles on the Little Blue Trace Trail. We started at the north end of the trails off Old Blue more

From Springfield MO... Jealous

   November, 2015 by akarog_tl

Totally enjoyed this trail. Well marked, easy ride and can get a good distance ride in if you want. read more

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