Afternoon hike at James A Reed Park, ~2.5 miles

The James A Reed hiking trail is a dirt and rock trail through the woods, so wear the right shoes and prepare however else you see fit for a short hike.

The hike should take less than 2 hours.

The hiking trail in the red-dotted route at the bottom right of the screenshot

Link to James A Reed map pdf –

Google Maps direct link to meeting spot –

Note – There are 2 entrances to the park. I recommend using the north entrance to the park (screenshot – The south entrance is sometimes closed on the weekends. If Google Maps suggests the south entrance, it will automatically redirect the route once you enter the north gate.

OFF-LEASH – All cities in the Kansas City area have “leash laws,” requiring dogs to be on-leash at all times (other than specifically designated areas). As a group, KC Dog Club does not require dogs to be kept on-leash, however, you (alone) are responsible for your dog, the actions of your dog, and any fines you may receive for your dog being off-leash.



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