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Sports Complex

Average Rating:    (3.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Hills and hills, switch back and switch backs, very techinical singletrack for intermediate to advanced riders. The trail is still a chalange to many expert riders in the area. The trail is very new and VERY well designed. Good Job Monte.
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Latitude
39.041719588324874
Longitude
-94.48070526123047
Trail Directions
I-70 to Manchester (south) Manchester will turn into Raytown Road. Go past KCPD Tow Lot to the area of Gate #4 to the Sports Complex (Royals and Chiefs Stadiums) Park at the large concrete handball courts.
Trail Length
7 to 10 Miles?
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Kansas City
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
September 14, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: QuicKsilver7537 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
In reading the other reviews, I was super stoked about riding this trail but I did notice that the dates for the other reviews were back in 2003. I figured I'd ride and see how they were and I was sorly disappointed. Maybe I didn't find the right trail but I spent about 1.5 hours riding around the area, taking every "trail" that I could find. I finally found one but I would recommend bringing a machete and someone to clean out the spider webs ahead of you (I ate more webs then I ever have before.) The trail would be nice but It just ends in the middle, not like being overgrown but it just stops, cold turkey. It was kind of fun but for the amount of time I spend riding and searching I was sorly disappointed. Maybe I'm an idiot and couldn't find the trails (doubt it) but if you ride this after my post date and you enjoy it or even find these trails then just let me know. I would love to be proven wrong so I can ride here... there is a lot of cool terrain but no "trails" to speak of. As far as the "Bum Factor" or the ghetto... don't ride this at night but I wasn't uncomfortable.

Recommended Route:
Find any one I dare you... (and then let me know)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just ride to Landahl it's much nicer and worth the extra drive.



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Review Date
December 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: funknuggets ,  Racer

Summary:
As a roadie, I hit this a few times a month for crosstraining and a few more times in the winter months. This is, as others have mentioned is NOT in the ghetto. In fact, from ANY point on these trails, you could not hit a golfball and hit a house... a football stadium...yes... but housing ...no. This was neglected and the strange thing is that somehow in the last few years it has magically started to get better and better. Some magical gnomes must come out at night and straighten up... as it has gotten considerably better.

There are some nice climbs that I appreciate, and there are some, what I consider freaking impossible spots. I stay on the main trails that have lots of switchbacks and singletrack and the oddly placed pile of sticks (which seem to multiply and move at random from week to week). On the extreme west end, there is a creek where, yes, some cleanup would be beneficial... but not "piles and piles of garbage". Im beginning to wonder if he was riding somewhere else.

The east side of the trails are the hardest, and the west are the easier. I like to hang out over there, getting my aerobic fix while still trying to feel like a hip MTBer.

I only live a few miles away and do lots of my roadie hill intervals across the road, and so I love to come here (cause Landahl and BURP are a bit far when I wanna just jump on the bike and go).

It is a fun trail.

Recommended Route:
I stay on the West side to stay out of the loose pack and big drops. I like the big climbs and switchbacks to work on my power. There are several entry points, I like to come in on the Arrowhead side.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Landahl, Minor Park



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Review Date
July 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dan Palmer ,  Cross Country Rider , from KC,MO

Summary:
I live less than a mile from these trails and this isn't the ghetto. I would like to thank who ever has been fixing these trails. I ride them almost every day. The limestone bluffs are great to ride down. Anyway, the other review must be old because these are some of the best trails I've been to. Someone really worked thier a$$es off on these and are still working on them.

Recommended Route:
After entering over the concrete dyke in the creek follow the trail to the split and go left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
shawnee mission park has some fun, fast trails



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Review Date
June 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Scott , from KCMO

Summary:
Ghetto? Hello? Uh, this is from some suburbanite I guess. This is not the ghetto. And these trails are quite nice. They've been neglected for several years but a fine group of folks are now working on them and they will be quite fun with lots of flow. Yeah, parking is a problem but a small problem to have a nice set of trail in an urban area. Which, I must emphasize, is not the ghetto. Someone clearly needs to get out of the 'burbs more often. When finished, this trail will have some serious, kick you in the ding ding technical sections and some nice, flowing singletrack. Mucho gracias to the trail dudes who are putting this place back on the map. I can't wait. I absolutely loved riding here before it got overgrown.

Recommended Route:
Whatever



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Review Date
March 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Kansas City

Summary:
to the person slamming the stadium trails.. yes it needs to be cleaned up, instead of bitching and crying HELP, the trails will soon have a great flow to them and keeping our fingers crossed a Parking lot with lights. it is not in the best area, but to call it the ghetto?? I guess you have never seen a true ghetto. These trais are in the urban are of KC but with some work they will be nice.. I have parked there 20-25 times and never had a problem either have any of the guys I ride/work with.

Recommended Route:
still to be determined



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