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Blue River Parkway

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Trail Location: The Blue River Parkway (BRP) Trails straddle Blue River Rd which...
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Roanoke Park in KCMO. Mt. Marty Park and the Mission Cliffs subdivision in KCK. Near KU Med, 39th Street West, and Southwest Boulevard.
Urban core natural surface trails for hiking, running, and riding now total over 5 miles in what is called the Rozarks. Currently spread over 3 parks between 39th Street West and Southwest Boulevard near KU Med, plans call for over 12 miles of interconnected trails to be constructed in the area during the next few years. The terrain is similar to other "south of the river" ERTA trails with black dirt and numerous rocky outcroppings. Trails have been compared to Swope Park and Shawnee Mission Red for their technicality and amount of climbing.
Near great food/drink options within riding distance on 39th Street West, Southwest Boulevard, and Westport. Roanoke Park has a community center with full fitness center, pottery wheels, computer lab, basketball courts, etc. Mt. Marty Park is home to the Rosedale Memorial Arch, dedicated to all foreign war veterans. Trails directly connect multiple neighborhoods into the wooded Turkey Creek bluffs. 
Trail Map:
View the latest trail map >>> here!

ERTA Volunteer Trail Manager, Brett Shoffner
Land Manager:
Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS, Mission Cliffs Home Owners Association

Swope Trails Phase 5 is Open for Business...Enjoy!

August 31, 2013
Kansas City, MO

Earthriders Trails Association [ERTA] in partnership with Heartland Outside is thrilled to announce that the Wudchuk Run Extension is officially Open for Business. 47 weeks ago the Swope Trails Crew began the planning process for Phase 5 and after 2,952 volunteer man hours, the dirt is primed and ready for the taking.

Phase 5 is a 3.5 mile renovation and expansion of the Phase 2 portion of Swope trails. This section incorporates 8 -pin Alley, Jawbreaker and many new features sure to bring smiles for miles Several portions of the existing trail have been closed or modified.



Double Ogg Dare Festival

DoubleOggBlogDarkJoin the Johnson County Parks & Recreation District as they celebrate the outdoors while helping the Johnson County Sertoma Club launch its fund raising drive for the future Oak Ridge Lodge in Shawnee Mission Park. Plans for the former Mack family residence and surrounding parklands call for transforming the Ogg Road site into a one-of-a-kind community gathering point and a respite for hikers, cyclists, birders and all who love nature. The park addition will include multiple trailheads, magnificent views, and 100 acres of wildflower meadows and native prairie surrounded by 254 acres of hardwood forest.

Saturday, September 28th from 9am to 4pm

  • Family and Children's Activities
  • Walk & Run Challenges
  • Mountain Bike Challenges
  • Orienteering Challenges
  • Bluegrass Music
  • Concessions

More details here.... 

SpiderFest 2013 Success!

Thanks to everyone that supported Spiderfest 2013. It was a record turnout and looks to be a record fund raiser for ERTA. Sorry that we came up a little shy on food. Looks like we needed enough to serve about 20 more. They even added extra in at the last minute expecting a bigger crowd. It was an even bigger crowd than expected. Our food guys did an outstanding job getting it close. Thanks to the Smithville Trail Crew for all the hard work putting this event on.

View entire SipderFest 2013 gallery here

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