May 25, 2015
I've been riding these trails for years, and they are a blast for everyone from beginners to advanced riders. The majority of the trails are intermediate-level flowy singletrack, though there are a pair of beginner loops at each end of the trail system and a few advanced trails near the lake shore.
The singletrack snakes around miles of paved biking and jogging trails, so it's a great place to bring beginners to experience a little dirt, then bail to the pavement when they need a break. There are no real sustained climbs here, so it's very popular for singlespeed riders.
Riders in search of gnar probably won't be too impressed with Smithville, but it's well worth a trip if you just want to ride fast, flowy singletrack 30 min from downtown KC.