Line Creek Trail


Line Creek Trail Facts

States: Missouri
Counties: Platte
Length: 7.5 miles
Trail end points: NW Homestead Rd. (Riverside) and NW 87th St. (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 paved Line Creek Trail follows a wooded creek from Kansas City's Platte Brooke North neighborhood through Frank Vaydik Park (formerly Line Creek Park). The trail provides many helpful connections, including a spur that leads to the Line Creek Community Center. In the park, trail-goers may also want to visit a unique attraction: the miniature train rides offered by the Kansas City Northern Railroad.

A short section of the Line Creek Trail extending north from the Platte Brooke North neighborhood was developed on a portion of the Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway line, which was abandoned in 1933.

On the opposite (southern) end of the trail, in the City of Riverside, the trail offers a winding route through Renner Brenner Park and ends near the Missouri/Kansas state line. To view the Missouri River: from trail's end, continue east a short distance along Argosy Parkway to reach E.H. Young Riverfront Park.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Line Creek Trail is available at:

  • N. Gower Avenue near NW Waukomis Drive (Kansas City)
  • Line Creek Community Center (5940 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City)
  • Renner Brenner Park (2901 NW Vivion Road, Riverside)

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!


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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