Kansas City Area

 

Little Blue Trace

Little Blue Trace is alittle harder to find than most walking trails in Independence MO. Little Blue Trace entrances are located at:

  • Blue Mills Road,
  • Ripely Junction,
  • Bundschu Road,
  • M-78 shelter just west of Hwy 7, and
  • Necessary Road at R.D. Mize.

The Little Blue Trace trail is 13 miles long, one of the longest trails in Independence Missouri.

About the Little Blue Trace trail

The Little Blue Trace trail follows the Little Blue River and winds through forest and farmland. When heading north on the Little Blue Trace trail, mile markers on the ground to the left of the trail help to guide your way. The Little Blue Trace trail composes of rock with paved portions. The Little Blue Trace trail's surrounding area is also scenic and fairly flat with a few hills. Historic markers along the trail include the Indian Trace Trail, Trail of Tears, and the Battle of Westport. This Little Blue Trace trail is a wonderful place to view wildlife (Jackson County Parks & Recreation Department 2005).

Little Blue Trace map