Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail

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The Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail, named for the departed state senator who persistently sponsored tax legislation for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), is one of the most popular trails in Kansas City, Missouri. The trail runs on the former alignment of the city’s last streetcar—known as the Country Club route (or Club Line)—which ceased service in 1957.

A restored streetcar station reminds trail users of the right-of-way's past at E. 54th Street and Brookside Boulevard. The trail is located in one of the highest density residential areas of Kansas City and is adjacent to neighborhood commercial and activity centers along its entire length. City parks along the way partially punctuate the urban environment, helping lend a sense of seclusion and offering a place to rest.

The trail has night lighting in limited areas. While most of the route is surfaced with crushed limestone, the section south of E. 85th Street and certain areas prone to flooding are paved. In the north, the trail connects directly to the Brush Creek Trail, which extends east and west along the waterway.

Parking and Trail Access

Small parking areas for the Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail are located at the southeastern trailhead at E. 85th Street and Prospect Avenue; at the southern end of Woodland Avenue; and at the intersection of Main Street and Pico Street.

Farther north, park at the KCATA Park & Ride lot at W. Gregory Boulevard and Brookside Road or at the lot at Wornall Road and W. 74th Terrace.

Reviews

A Great Path for Pedestrians, but not for Bicyclists

   October, 2014 by sedri

Always looking for a safe, bicycle-friendly place to ride together as a family, my wife, daughter and I found out about the Henry Wiggings trail from a friend, and we tried riding this trail from 75th street north to the UMKC campus area. As other reviewers ...read more

Okay for walking, not a good bike trail

   August, 2014 by leviticus

Wife and I just completed walking the whole trail. We started at the south end. It's okay for walking, but would be difficult for riding~ there are lots of street intersections and stop lights to interrupt a smooth ride. There's a large cave-in right ...read more

Good for walking and short bike rides

   July, 2014 by scottlake

This trail is popular for walking through the neighborhoods, but not the best for cyclists looking for a long ride. It is often crowded with families with children, strollers, and street intersections every block make it difficult to maintain a steady ...read more