The Best Hiking in Kansas City

Looking for the best hiking in Kansas City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Kansas City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Kansas City

  • Riverside, Missouri

    Missouri Riverfront Trail

    6.86 mi / 318 ft gain
    Missouri Riverfront Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Riverside, Missouri.
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  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Platte Landing and English Landing Park Loop

    4.56 mi / 121 ft gain
    Platte Landing and English Landing Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Kansas City, Missouri.
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  • Parkville, Missouri

    Hike Parkville Nature Sanctuary

    5.0
    3 mi
    Located just outside of Kansas City, MO, the Parkville Nature sanctuary is a great little place for hiking, photography, or just an escape from the city. The Nature Sanctuary is located directly behind the Platte County Health Department (1201 East St, Parkville, MO 64152). There is a parking lot...
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  • Parkville, Missouri

    Old Kate Trail

    0.79 mi / 72 ft gain
    Old Kate Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Kansas City, Missouri.
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  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Hike to and Photograph the Waterfall at Line Creek

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    Head out to Line Creek Trail in Kansas City, MO where you'll find a photogenic waterfall. The trail stretches 8.25 miles currently with plans for extension. The closest trailhead to the waterfall is located near the Line Creek Community Center and Ice Arena (5940 NW Waukomis Dr, Kansas City, MO 6...
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  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Hidden Valley Natural Area Loop

    3.02 mi / 384 ft gain
    Hidden Valley Natural Area Loop is a 3.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kansas City, Missouri.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike White Tail Loop Trail

    3.3 mi / 272 ft gain
    White Tail Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike S'mores Trail

    2 mi / 167 ft gain
    S'Mores Trail is a 2 mile out and back hike that is good for all skill levels located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike Boy Scout Loop Trail

    1.9 mi / 167 ft gain
    Boy Scout Loop Trail is a 1.9 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike Fisherman's Trail

    1.6 mi / 137 ft gain
    Fisherman's Trail is a 1.6 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike Doggy Trail

    0.7 mi / 45 ft gain
    Doggy Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back hike that takes you past scenic views located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike Wyco Lake Bridle Trail

    7.8 mi / 1 ft gain
    Wyco Lake Bridle Trail is a 7.8 mile out and back hike that takes you by a lake located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike Wyandotte County Lake Loop Trail

    9.7 mi / 1 ft gain
    Wyandotte County Lake Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Kansas City, Kansas

    Hike West Dam Trail

    2.4 mi / 131 ft gain
    West Dam Trail is a 2.4 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Kansas City, Kansas.
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  • Gladstone, Missouri

    Hike through Maple Woods Natural Area

    1 mi / 141 ft gain
    This is an easy hike through the woods on a non paved path. It can get muddy and washed out after rains and in some places the trail can be blocked by fallen trees or debris. The trail is roughly a loop with some side trails making it a shorter hike and some unofficial outlets to nearby neighborh...
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  • Gladstone, Missouri

    Maple Woods Natural Area Trail

    0.98 mi / 118 ft gain
    Maple Woods Natural Area Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Kansas City, Missouri.
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