MoPac Trail (Pleasant Hill)

Missouri

MoPac Trail (Pleasant Hill) Facts

States: Missouri
Counties: Cass
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: E. 167th St. and Front St.
Trail surfaces: Crushed Stone
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9216011
Trail activities: Bike, Horseback Riding, Walking

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MoPac Trail (Pleasant Hill) Description

The MoPac Trail begins in Pleasant Hill's charming downtown area and heads northwest towards Pleasant Hill Lake and the outskirts of Kansas City. Bikers, walkers, and equestrians are welcome to use the trail.

The rail-trail is named for the former Missouri Pacific Railroad, which you can learn about at the beautifully refurbished MoPac depot near the trailhead. Throughout the city are colorful murals that depict the area’s history and culture, as well as banners proudly proclaiming, “From Rail Town to Trail Town."

The commercial district bustles with antique stores, art boutiques, cafés, and a bike shop. Outside of town, the trail winds through woodlands and open fields. An extension is planned to continue the MoPac Trail another few miles northwest by early 2017.

In town, you can also pick up another rail-trail, the Rock Island Spur, which stretches 47.5-miles to Windsor, where it connects to the world-renowned 238-mile Katy Trail State Park.

Parking and Trail Access

In Pleasant Hill, you can park at the MoPac depot (100 Wyoming St.) in the heart of town.

MoPac Trail (Pleasant Hill) Reviews

This is a short extension of the Rock Island Trail that meanders through downtown Pleasant Hill leading you north and westward to the city lake. Soon, this extension will be the connection between Kansas City and St. Louis. Conditions are packed llimestone and has beautiful scenery and bridges.

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