Landahl Trail - TRAIL

Landahl Trail - Trail, Blue Springs, Missouri

Much variety, never a dull moment. Several loops, making this trail a short 45 minute ride to an all afternoon type ride.

User Reviews (55)

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Anom   Cross Country Rider [Aug 11, 2013]

Landahl has it all. Flowing trails, roots, rocks, drops, jumps and average technical areas to advanced technical areas.

Customer Service

Still riding them all. Tasty Goodness, Dave's Maze... 'ISH if you are advanced and looking for big air.

Similar Products Used: Too many to list!!! Check it out.
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5
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4
Scottay715   Cross Country Rider [Sep 29, 2010]

Not much else needs to be said about this system. It's just plain awsome. The only downside is that, as with all trails in the midwest it takes a good 2 or 3 days to dry after a heavy rain before it can be ridden.

Customer Service

Rim Job.

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5
VALUE
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3
JDubKC   Weekend Warrior [Aug 12, 2009]

I dare anyone to find a better trail within a 500 mile radius... This is the best trail in the mid-west period. Ride it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0d0CGGMAv0

Customer Service

All but my fav is rim to daves to family to will's (dont forget the swedish offshoot) to tastey goodness then up the access road (yea, it seems strait up). Awesome flow and great tech riding. Check out my vid starting in the parking lot thru the first section of Rim Job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0d0CGGMAv0

Similar Products Used: Perry, Minor, Kill Creek, Swope(good job builders!) and lastly, for a reason, Clinton Lake.
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5
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4
BARSKO   Cross Country Rider [Jun 26, 2008]

It's always interesting riding the trails around the country after reading reviews. I've found it's a real hit or miss. Usually, I take locals' reviews with a grain of salt as they normally are a little biased. In the end you either get a real dog, or you find a gem. In this case, it's a gem. What a blast. One review I read said that the trails have great flow. I think that is the best way to describe the park. This is a well thought out and well built trail system. Because of that, I would agree that Landahl is one of the best biking parks around. It has something for everyone. At other parks, a lot of trails which are labeled technical are not much fun or have sections that are really unreasonable and seem to be built by 18 year olds who heal quickly. However, even the "most difficult" sections at Landahl are well thought out and are rideable all the way through.

While the difficulty level signs are very, very good, it does get a little confusing in spots where several trails meet. I did bring a map, which is posted on earthriders.com, but found that I didn't take it out of my pocket because I was having so much fun and it really didn't matter where I was - eventually you will find a sign which points to the trailhead. There are also sections of trails where I kept thinking I must be going in the wrong direction (ie going uphill where it would be more fun to go downhill). However, that is not really a downside; it will just take riding the park a few times to become more familiar with the trails.

Fun ride.

Customer Service

Try all of them

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5
VALUE
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2
kplummer   Weekend Warrior [Mar 10, 2008]

This is an amazing trail system. Tastey Goodness is one of my favorites because it has all the best things about Landahl all on one trail. Tastey has just been expanded by 1/2 mile which now makes this trail about 4.5 miles in length. Tastey starts off on a brief climb with just the right amount of limestone rocks to travel over or jump off of as you meander your way up the hill you will travel through a small glade of cedar trees, which I enjoy. When you make it up the first hill your in for a fast descent down into the beautiful old growth Missouri forest. Once you make it down you will have several small armored ravine crossings some mighty fine tight, twisty, fast, flowing trail with a couple of small climbs up the hills. You will then come to an intersection where you will want to hang a right and be prepared for a steep twisty downhill that will dump you into a scenic creek crossing. Be prepared to be in a small gear when you make the creek crossing to make it up the other side of the river bank. You will now meander along the top of the creek on some twisy singletrack that will take you up to another cedar grove of trees. You will come to another intersection which is a lollipop loop of about two miles. I reccomend turning left. In about half a mile you will come to the newly added trail where you get to a nice healthy hill where you will have a challenging turn around up a limestone rock where you will enter a play-ground of limestone drops of one to two feet in a section where you get to choose your line. Once you are done with the playground you get to descend down a fun contoured downhill and cross a small creek and then make small climb to the original trail. You again will have the pleasure of some nice tight twisty trail that meanders its way up to yet another play-ground of drops and limestone rocks. After the playground a tall cedar-grove awaits you with a picturesque pond below you. Now your ready for a fast descent back to the lollipop entrance and you can return back to the big creek crossing and either retrace your steps to the intersection at the top of the hill and come back the same way you came to the Argo-Road trailhead. Landahl has at least 20 miles of this type of trail awaiting you. It is worth the drive from anywhere your coming from!

Similar Products Used: Blue River Parkway(burp), Smithville, Clinton, Shawnee Mission Park, and Crowder
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5
VALUE
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4
jamie123   Weekend Warrior [Aug 05, 2007]

Wife and I rode here this past weekend(Sat). Had another trail planned for Sunday, but knew it wouldn't compare to these. Fast and flowing with great switchbacks in Dave's Maze to technical in Rimjob and Gun barrel. You can ride for a short time to all day, and depending on your route, it doesn't have any monster hills. It flows great! The difficulty levels are posted very accurately. Family trail is not for the family to go and put the pull-behind stroller on. It is in fact kind of technical with a few very technical off shoots. Only reason it is marked green, is that it is not as tight as the others. These trails can be as hard or as easy as you want to make them and that is why they are so great. Make sure and print a map off of the internet(earthriders.com has a pretty accurate one). The kiosk at the park did not have one. As the trails are marked pretty good, there are enough things to get hurt on and if you have never been there, you won't know which way to go to get out. That's just me being picky. It was well worth the 5 hour drive. Thanks to all that work on this trail!

Customer Service

From the lot, take the jeep trail to Dave's Maze. Go in on the right and follow to Will's Wanderer. Take that into the Tasty Goodness and loop it around. That should get you warmed up for the Rimjob and cool down on the family trail back to the jeep trail you started on. Didn't make it over to the Turkey Trail, Death Drop, or Little Moab. Did all from there over though.

Similar Products Used: Only had the weekend and nixed the Sun. ride to come back!
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4
VALUE
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3
JAW   Cross Country Rider [Apr 18, 2007]

Great fun for all skill Levels, but we have all heard that before. This trail has exactly what your looking for! Jumps, downhill, climbs, gaps, easy strolls, tight treelines etc... and yes, other riders. This trail is no secret, get out here and get'er done!

Customer Service

I had my faverite runs, til I explored the rest of the of the park, now I have new favs. SEE IT ALL! DO IT ALL! my run changes every time i go and never the same ride twice. Find " Mikey's Tantrum" and "the Gun Barrel" and then tell me there is something better round here, it just wont happen.

Similar Products Used: Minor and DeSoto, wish there was more :L(
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5
VALUE
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3
mchaines   Cross Country Rider [Oct 08, 2006]

One of the few trails in the area that specifically caters to mountain bikers, and it shows. A little bit of everything-- fast smooth sections, technical rock ledges, rocky downhills... Well marked, including difficulty ratings. Great rhythm throughout, it's really easy to get in the groove once you become familiar with the terrain. A little bit of everything-- fast smooth sections, technical rock ledges, rocky downhills...

Customer Service

Check out Will's Wanderer for fast, flowy singletrack (but watch out for the some tight squeezes between the trees) or Rim Job to work out your technical skills on rock ledges or Tasty Goodness for a mixture of terrain with the option to really get your lungs burning if you bust loose on the climbs. Or best of all, start at the Argo trailhead and get go get lost -- uphill will always get you back to your car.

Similar Products Used: Clinton Lake trail in Lawrence
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5
VALUE
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3
ZOOM-DH   Downhiller [Oct 30, 2005]

Okay, first off. I ride both DH and XC. When I'm here I'm on a single speed with one brake. So all of you XC guys take it easy on me for siding with the DH'ers on my profile! DH is just my most frequent riding. It seems about once a year I post a review for Landahl. Why? Because it seems like about once a year they manage to squeeze in and build even more new single track out there and everyone considering this trail should fill up their gas tanks and ride this place. I am a photographer and I'm all over this country riding single track and downhill all the time. I've said this before and I'll repeat myself again: you can put this trail up against any trail in the country and I bet it will still be in your top ten. And to ride this nearly 45 weeks a year when all my buddies in Colorado are several FEET under snow and only riding about 5 months a year? Even better! And who wants to spend two solid hours climbing up the side of a mountain just to decend 10 minutes? Not me. That's why the ski resorts have those cool little hooks on the back of their lifts! Nobody laughs at skiers for taking the easy way up do they? I'm just surprised it took us so long to figure that one out! It doesn't shed water all that great, but who cares. When the place is dry it's a playground for riders of all levels, interests and ages. Tight & twisties, technicals, easy cruises it has it all. And lots of it. But the most important thing that the builders have achieved in constructing this trail is flow. That's right. No matter how fast you're going or how slow you're pecking your way thru something, the entire place has a great flow and rhythm. THAT is what makes this place worth while. You don't find places like that often. Kudos to you guys working on these trails for the past several years. You're doing a great job and even a downhiller like me still loves riding them. Whatever that's worth. Keep up the good work and cut some more trail this winter! Oh, one suggestion: anybody interested in making a rhythm section down that open straight-away heading to the north-northeast? You could put a nice little 12-pack thru there with an easy-line off to the side for water-shed. Just hoping. Have a good winter all!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
CFooter   Cross Country Rider [Jul 27, 2005]

I'd like to start by saying that I'm judging this trail and every trail to some Very High Standards.....Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the entire George Washington National Forest Trail System. I found this trail system to be quite alot of fun but not very technical for the most part. It's by far and away the best trail system that I've found in the KC Metro area as well as the surrounding 100 mile radius. I'd say that the trail is very well balanced and exposes the rider to every type of situation that you'd encounter in a trail of the highest quality....everything except extended climbs that is. It absolutely provides some of the best race training available in the state. If you primarily race a fast rolling course then you're going to be in Heaven!

Customer Service

Just ride until you've seen it all!

Similar Products Used: There is Nothing within 100 miles that even comes close. Missouri is truly barren when it comes to XC Trails but it should be pretty obvious to most that the lack of mountain would dictate as much.
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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
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