Like Hiking in the Rain? Paved Trails in Kansas City for Hiking Rain or Shine.
Like Hiking in the Rain? Paved Trails in Kansas City for Hiking Rain or Shine.

Like Hiking in the Rain? Paved Trails in Kansas City for Hiking Rain or Shine.

If you’re a hiker who loves to hit the trails rain or shine, you might be wondering where to go when the weather takes a turn for the wetter in Kansas City. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to explore on foot even when it’s raining. In fact, hiking in the rain can be a unique and beautiful experience, with misty forests, glistening leaves, and the soothing sound of raindrops falling all around you. So, grab your rain gear and check out these great paved hiking trails that are rain-friendly.

Line Creek Trail

The Line Creek Trail is a 3.8-mile paved trail that winds through the wooded areas near Line Creek in North Kansas City. It’s a great option for a quick hike or bike ride, and it offers some views of two different waterfalls. The waterfalls are easily accessible if you park at the Kansas City Northern Miniature Railroad.  Cross the river to the trail, and you will find one south of your location, and one to the north.   Along the way, you’ll see plenty of trees and wildlife.  South of the highway bridge, you will find the several art installations along the paved trail.

Indian Creek Trail

Indian Creek Trail The Indian Creek Trail is a 17-mile paved trail that stretches from Overland Park, KS, to Kansas City, MO. The trail follows Indian Creek and offers a mix of urban and natural scenery. Along the way, you’ll pass by several parks and residential neighborhoods. The trail is perfect for a long bike ride or a leisurely hike.

Blue River Greenway Trail

The Blue River Greenway Trail is a 5.15 mile paved trail in south Kansas City that runs through Minor Park.  The southern portion of the Blue River trail extends further south along the river and is not paved, and will not hold up well in the rain.  However, the 5.15 mile paved portion is a great walking location rain or shine.  The paved trail passes through Minor Park with pedestrian access to the old Red Bridge, from which the surrounding neighborhood gets its name. This pedestrian bridge, which spans over the Blue River, has become a popular spot for couples to declare their love by attaching a padlock to the bridge and tossing the key into the creek below. This tradition, inspired by the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, has turned the Red Bridge into a unique and romantic landmark in Kansas City.

Black Hoof Park

Black Hoof Park is a mostly-paved trail surrounding Lake Lenexa in Lenexa, KS.  While a portion of the trail is unpaved, roughly three-quarters of the distance surround the lake is paved, and offers several overlooks.  It is a great location to watch the rain fall into the lake, or observe water rushing through the artistic dam and spillway.  Read an in-depth review of Black Hoof Park through this website, or watch my video review on YouTube.

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