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White Tail Trail: White Alloe Creek Conservation Area

Kansas City, MO

The White Tail Loop trail is a 1.3 mile hike through an urban forest. It travels up a steep hillside along a forested ravine and loops back down the other side along an old logging road. Deer and other wildlife is plentiful in the area and often seen.

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Stocksdale Park

Liberty, MO

Stocksdale Park

Liberty, MO

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Stocksdale Park
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

nice trails marked fairly well. Tons of posin ivy... good directions to the trails most are well taken care of.

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Stocksdale Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail, could get 'lost' in here for hours!!! The bench near the pond is such a secluded and peaceful spot

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Stocksdale Park
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80 Completed 58 Reviews

Surprisingly nice trail in Liberty, with tons of cross tracks. Great for hiking and very well kept.

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Stocksdale Park
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10 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice hiking/biking trail within Liberty, MO. Lots of switchbacks and trail crossings along this trail. Also has a cross country loop.

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Stocksdale Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Lots of shade and nicely marked trails. I took my two dogs and they loved it! The only thing that would have made it better would have been more water but with such a dry season its tough to find the little streams.

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Stocksdale Park
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21 Completed 17 Reviews

Stocksdale Park and Walnut Woods Conservation Area trail is mainly built for Mountain Biking, but is a great hike. Because of it's nature, you can build up to a six or seven mile hike utilizing the different trails in the two areas. We hiked mainly the south side of Stocksdale Park and the Walnut Woods Conservation Area, sticking to the more difficult trails. The hike was nice, over well-maintained trails. There are lots of optional trails that you can take, usually well marked for their difficulty and numbered as well.

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Stocksdale Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail (system) really has three distinct parts.
a) a paved 1/2 mile loop around a kids play area and down through some woods
b) a grass/field run used by the Liberty Cross Country team. This path isn't really marked, but travels directly beside the tree line / forest. It is identifiable by the trimmed grass area about 15 feet wide by the trees
c) a dirt trail through the woods, which appears to generally have been intended for mountain biking, though can be hiked or run as well. The trail is pretty well maintained, and has had some structures built to avoid poor drainage areas. There is also permanent markings at a number of trail crossings or intersections to help keep you on track. That being said, I find the trail to be a bit hard to follow, as there are many trail paths in the same wooded area, and not all the crossings are marked. Frankly, by the time I got to what I thought was nearing the tail-end of the trail, I wasn't really sure if I had crossed back onto a previous section of trail or not. The trail contains sections of both easy and moderate ability, and I found most of those marked well. The trail is quite pretty. I almost never encounter anyone on the trail, so it is very peaceful and immersive. The only advice I would give is if you intend to run the whole trail, make sure you leave some extra time in case you have issues and re-run some portions. Bringing your spidey-sense may help you keep track of where you are as well.

Though listed as 3 miles or less, you could easily build a 6-7 mile run on this trail system, considering the wooded part of the trail and the cross-country grass-path.

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Bennett Park
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail can be easy if walked but the exercise stations spread throughout the trail and soft mulch keep things interesting and provide a nice break from pavement. It's has slow steady changes in elevation that also step up the intensity. The trail could use some tlc but it is still one of my favorites to run. It would make a great eagle scout project.

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