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Minor Park Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Trail is close to 5 miles in length. You can go through the river, and exit on the opposite bank. Lots of ups and downs. I would rate it intermediate-slightly challenging.
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Latitude
38.8225909761771
Longitude
-94.4384765625
Trail Directions
stateline to 435 east, get off at holmes exit. Take holmes to 125th street. Take a right, and another right on to Blue River road. Take that about 5 minutes until you get to a clearing that has a sign reading, "minor park tennis courts", pull in and go to the rear of the parking lot. You will see the trail
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Prarie village/kcmo
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bguild ,  Racer , from Shawnee

Summary:
Minor is one of the better trails in the kansas City area.. i personnally like Landahl Park better but its also 30 more min from my house.. Minor has alot of varied trails.. Some smooth paths to really rocky downhill (well kansas downhills anyway) The river crossings are fun and all smooth rock bottom so you dont get to muddy. WE have a 10 mile loop that we have been doing out there that is great.

Recommended Route:
Well I have a loop but dont know how to tell you it,.. Just explore

Other recommended trails in the same area:
landahl, Perry lake, Lawrence river trails,Clinton, Shawnee mission park, dornwood park



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Review Date
October 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ceas , from KC

Summary:
It's great cause I live nearby. I typically enter by the tennis courts, keep left and then UNDER Blue river road (now on east side) via small bridge. Then a nice climb begins, some cruisin, then rocky downhill, then a wicked climb that probably no one can clean. More riding on some fun stuff, then I cross back over Blue river back to the west side, ride some more, and eventually go under blue river via paved trail to the north end stuff which is my favorite. Some nice climbs, a funny little ride through a shed, and it all loops around to spit ya back at under the bridge and wind your way around and ride the rest of the west side trails. I do this just a bit different each time and it'll basically take me 1-1/2 hours, plus 15 minutes to get home, so it's a nice 2 hour ride.

Recommended Route:
I start at many places depending (i ride from my house).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
you know



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Review Date
July 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Danny , from Overland Park, KS

Summary:
Fun trail, but lots of challenging bits.

Recommended Route:
The route to the park given at the top is wrong/outdated. The best way to get there is:

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Shawnee Mission Park



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Review Date
February 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: kokapelli , from shawnee, ks

Summary:
Overall there are many winding portions of this trail that overlap. I park at what is known as the 117th and Lydia trailhead. There are a couple of river crossings fairly soon (as long as the water is low). If you don't cross over the road to the east side trails, the Minor trails still offer a lot of fun. There is a section of "slickrock" that is right along the river offering a bit of a challenge for many, but quite do-able.
I like to connect this trail with the east side stuff, and on down the trail to BRP (don't know if this is the real name or not, but stands for Blue River Parkway trail), which offers a great deal of challenging rock obstacles, drops, crossings, logs, roots, ups, downs...you name it. All done in the same day (or night as we do it too), it offers a physically demanding workout as well as a solid intermediate techical workout. There are a couple of drops that are more than 3 feet, but setting up for them properly is the more difficult part.
No doubt, this area will be expanding and becoming more known. If you are in the area, give it all a try and just wind around. Some of it is still in the infancy of development, but damn fine riding.
If you are comfortable with your abilities, you will love this trail.

Recommended Route:
There are many different parts of this trail which overlap each other or can be done as a large loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
BRP (still part of the Minor "loop")



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