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Hiking Kansas City: South Shore Trail



Believe it or not; there are many good hiking spots in Kansas City. I’ve recently been wandering the trails of Shawnee Mission Park. I started with the dog park trails, for obvious reasons. My last adventure was the South Shore trail


Sadly, I was not able to hike the whole 3 miles; we recently had a major storm and the trail was really just a mud bath. I desperately wanted to play with our new Canon however, and the weather was beautiful.

I cannot speak much to the quality of the trail on a normal day. Or to the adventures that await further down the trail. But I can speak to (more like show) some of the beauty I was able to bare witness too.

Of course, some time near water is always worth the hike too. Glad to start getting some practice with the new camera before our upcoming trip!

Hiking Kansas City: Basement Trail, Blue River


Blue River trail is a popular hiking and mountain biking loop that follows the Blue River. There are several different trail options to create a loop with- this weekend Jason and I hike the River trail and the Basement trail.


The Basement trail is on the east side of Blue River road.


It winds through a wooded area and has a few rock formations to gaze at (and play on) if your heart so desires.


We took our dogs with us, and they handled well on the Basement trail.


The Sun Set right as we finished up the Basement trail and got back to the Mini!