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Blue Swope Connection

Swope Park boundary(near golf course parking lot) south to Red Bridge Rd on the east side of Blue River Rd.

The Blue-Swope connection is currently under construction in five Phases. The completed five segmented trails will connect the existing Blue River Trail system with the Swope Park trail system. The first working phase (Phase Five) is set to open in 2010. The BSC will range from intermediate to advanced trail nestled at the base and edges of bluffs and rocky side-slope. Each segment will consist of twisting climbs, descents and generous straight rolling runs. Tackling the BSC will feel like an epic adventure in unchartered territory and then you will remember that you are within an urban core. You will encounter beautiful sandstone bluffs, Waterfalls. wildlife and great views of the Blue River. Stay tuned for updated trail descriptions as each phase is completed.

Directions to Trailhead:
From I -435 exit Holmes Rd South to Red Bridge Rd. Turn East on Red Bridge Blue River Rd. Head North on Blue River rd. to the Alex George lake parking area. This will be an access point for the southern most point of the BSC, but will eventually have multiple access points including paved trail access.

To read about the latest activities visit

Trail Map:
View the latest map >>> here!

ERTA Volunteer Trail Manager, Ken Miner

Land Manager:
Jackson Co. Parks & Recreation.

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