Line Creek Trail


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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

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

Love the trail But there are alot of bikers then walkers. The bikers tend to ride by you really fast so stay alert and listen to your surroundings. Wish they had there own lane.

Love the trail But there are alot of bikers then walkers. The bikers tend to ride by you really fast so stay alert and listen to your surroundings. Wish they had there own lane.

Rode from the south at the Argosy casino to the Costco on 152 highway. Very nice. Riverside area was a bit sketchy but not that bad.

Rode from the south at the Argosy casino to the Costco on 152 highway. Very nice. Riverside area was a bit sketchy but not that bad.

Best trail surface ever, needs signage (-1 star)

The Line Creek has probably the best trail surface we've ever been on. Very nice ride which has curves, some hills and great scenery. This is a multiuse trail for pedestrians, bicycles and cars for a short section. It travels through mostly wooded sections which offers some shade as well as a wind block on those windy days.
The lack of trail signage was an issue and there were a couple of times that required using a GPS to find reconnect points. There are a few small businesses and also the Argosy Casino that could really benefit if they helped mark and promote the trail! We'll probably come back during our next road trip on the I-35.

Line Creek Trail

A great woodland trail for walking & biking. You can follow beautiful Line Creek Trail through the woods on a well maintained trail and it’s only 15 minutes from downtown.


Good trail.

Good trail for walking with or without your dog,running,biking and family friendly.There’s also another trail across the street that runs all the way to Barry Road.Great place ,just wish people are more conscientious at picking up after their dogs.

Poor signage, great trail

1st time user. Started at Argosy, and went north to the 1st park, then there were no signs or sidewalk marks when the trail gets to the street saying where to pick it up again. I got lost and wasted 30 minutes looking for the trail continuation. This happens every time the trail dumps you at a street. I even had someone at the upper end of the trail ask how to get to the river, and they had the same concern about lack of signage or markings. On the good side, this is a beautiful, well maintained trail - and I very much enjoyed the ride.

Good scenery

I have Rollerbladed this trail multiple times. They seem to be adding more to it too. Long length good pavement. Several small hills but nothing bad. Always a fun one to go on. Even has a waterfall in the middle and 2 houses are located like actually on the trail which is very weird. But makes the trail more interesting. Even has a cool tunnel.

Best Family trail yet

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!

Scenic And Smooth

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.

Best Ride in the KC Area

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.

Fourth of July Bikeride

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

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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