Line Creek Trail

Missouri

Line Creek Trail Facts

States: Missouri
Counties: Platte
Length: 8.4 miles
Trail end points: Argosy Pkwy. and Argosy Casino Pkwy. (Riverside) and N. Line Creek Pkwy. and NW Old Stagecoach Rd. (Kansas City)
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7575273
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Line Creek Trail Description

The Line Creek Trail is about all you can ask for as a trail lover. This beautifully paved 8-mile trail winds serenely through Platte County and has a little bit of everything for everyone. Traveling north from the southern terminus in Riverside near the Missouri–Kansas border, you will wind through neighborhoods and heavily wooded areas. There are several scenic spots along Line Creek to take a photo, including a beautiful, small waterfall along the creek bank about a mile and a half into the trip.

The trail is quite hilly, so, while short, the Line Creek Trail is challenging for someone looking to get a good walking, riding, or running workout. Many of the nearby residents can be found doing just that; on a beautiful Missouri day, you will see many adults, kids, and pets enjoying the shady Line Creek corridor and its on-trail amenities. The trail offers mile markers along its entire length, and there are several easily accessible trailheads with parking and bathroom facilities at various points along the trail.

As you near the end of the trail, it intersects with North Line Creek Parkway, a neighborhood street. Cross the parkway’s large median and take a right to continue along the last 0.8 mile of the trail; note that the trail’s character will change here and it will look like a wide sidewalk. After about a half mile, the Line Creek Trail intersects the nicely paved Route 152 Trail. Stay straight another 0.3 mile to follow the trail and cross over MO 152 to reach the end of the Line Creek Trail in Kansas City.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the Riverside trailhead at the southern end of the trail from I-635 northbound, take Exit 9 for Argosy Casino Pkwy. Take a left onto Horizons Pkwy. and follow the traffic circle around to the Argosy Casino Pkwy. exit. From the traffic circle, take Argosy Casino Pkwy. east for 1.2 miles to the trail parking lot.

Line Creek Trail Reviews

Kids And I went on this today, we loved the little water falls. This is a shady trail and has a lot of places to stop and play in the water.

Beautiful, easy biking trail that's in town but at times you felt like you were out in the middle of nowhere. Low traffic when we rode. Some runners, walkers and other bikers. I'm sure it's busier on nicer days!

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A beautiful trail that is completely separated, virtually its entire length, from motorized traffic, so much so that cars cannot even be heard on much of the trail even though it goes through a well-developed area. It is a wide, smooth, concrete trail. The only improvement that I might suggest would be improved drainage of water from the west as it goes east to Line Creek, as there are places in the trail where recent rain means surface water slowly draining across the trail, creating a bit of a mess for those who ride fender-less bikes. Where the trail crosses Vivion Road you can detour a couple blocks east and jump onto the Linear Trail that cuts through another wooded area on old interurban railway right-of-way and hugs the Missouri River bluffs as they curve to the south and east.

Now that the Line Creek Trail is connected from the Argosy Casino to Tiffany Springs Market Center it is unrivaled. There are 5 street crossings in the approximate 11 mile concrete trail. 4 of the crossings are controlled with crossing lights. This eliminates exposure to cars and makes for a very safe ride. From the Line Creek Ice Rink to the Riverside under pass is a nice flat ride. Great for beginners and families. There are places to eat at both ends of the trail as well as a small store just off the trail north of the Line Creek center. NO bike rental is available near the trail.

Thank you .............. that was a wonderful ride! We went in the hottest part of the day and it didn't bother me because of all the trees. Great scenery and we felt very safe. At last Northland has some good biking!!! Sincerly, Dorothy

The Line Creek Trail is a beautiful streamway trail. It mostly goes through mature woods so it appears to be in a veritable arboretum. There is little evidence of civilization even though it is only 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City, MO. It is a very well engineered trail that is concrete paved and 15' wide so it can safely accomodate both fast moving bicycles and slower moving walkers. The trail presently ends a short distance south of I-29 but is currently (Aug 2013) being built south into Riverside near Vivion Road. It will shortly be extended through Riverside where it will connect to the Missouri River Trail near the Argosy Casino. At the north end, plans are well underway to connect the trail to Barry Road where it will connect with an existing stretch of the trail along Line Creek Boulevard.

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