Smithville Lake offers a trail system made up of trails of varying difficulties. The trails loop around the scenic 7,200 acre Smithville Lake. The lake is home to 25 miles of walking/biking trails and 11 miles of
mountain bike trails.
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary
407 N La Frenz Rd
Liberty, MO 64068
phone: (816) 781-8598
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is home to 13 trails that travel through nearly 11 acres. The sanctuary is home to woodlands, native wildflowers, and local wildlife. Tracks from a interurban railroad that ran from Kansas City to Excelsior Springs from 1913-1933 can be seen in some place while walking on the trails.
A one mile lightly trafficked trail that circles the Maple Woods Nature Preserve in Kansas City. The forest is old growth, with a variety of stunning trees—black maple, northern red, white and bur oak, bitternut and shagbark hickory, red elm, basswood, black walnut, and white ash. The preserve is especially beautiful during the fall months when the leaves are all changing color.
Watkins Mill State Park
NE 161st St
Kearney, MO 64060
phone: (816) 580-3387
Watkins Mill State Park has two multi-purpose trail systems. As the name suggests, the Equestrian System is primarily for adventurers on horseback, but it can also be hiked on foot. The Equestrian Trail is a 3.5 mile trail; it is rugged and travels through woodland areas. The Pave Bicycle Lake Trail is 3.75 miles long and easily biked or walked. The trail circles the 100 acre Williams Creek Lake.
Hwy 69/Rainbow Blvd
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
phone: (816) 630-1040
Found in Siloam Mountain Park, on the north side of the Fishing River, adjacent to Paul Craig Park. The park is home to a 0.7 mile walking trail that loops from Marietta to Golf Hill Drive. The historic Superior Pagoda Well is located in the park.