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Red Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (9)

A slightly more difficult trail at Shawnee Mission Park.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Point to Point

974' 297 m

High

850' 259 m

Low

335' 102 m

Up

419' 128 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly For families with kids who enjoy a bit more advanced hiking, this trail will provide an afternoon of adventure.

This is multi-use trail so be mindful of hikers and bikers. Horses and motorized vehicles not allowed. Entrances are gated. The trail is closed when wet, muddy, snowy or icy.

Description

The Red Trail offers a great mixture of smooth travel and some climbing. Its difficulty level isn't high, but it will test your fitness. Overall, this is a wonderful trail through the wilds of suburbia with lots to see and enjoy. This particular trail is a fantastic option in the suburbs of Kansas City. When you can't travel too far from home, it's a great place to enjoy the nature and a challenge.

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Shared By:

Will England

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  4.6 from 9 votes

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A lone tree in a field along the Red Trail in Shawnee Mission Park.
Feb 11, 2016 near Edwards…, KS
If you look hard, you can see a deer back in the woods.
Feb 12, 2016 near Edwards…, KS
Singletrack on Red Trail
Jun 14, 2015 near Edwards…, KS

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Nov 22, 2020
kathleen mcmahon
Beautiful hike 5mi — 2h 00m
Jul 9, 2018
Jake Hartley
Jul 16, 2017
Germán Nieto Jiménez
91 degrees, 40 pound backpack full gear
Jun 3, 2017
Candice Kelsey
Mar 19, 2017
Shelly Brown