October 9, 2018
I think the 4-star average rating is pretty spot on (I mean, you have to leave a little room for the holy grail tracks that you've yet to ride!).
This trail is about 15 minutes from my office, so it's great to head there after work. The trail stewards do a fantastic job of maintenance and the mileage has increased over the last several years. There's some fast, flowy sections, a smattering of short, punchy climbs (in Kansas terms at least), and even a nice little skills section (Oz) with drops, step-ups and the like.
I like that I can take the short-travel 27.5 full-sus bike, or the 100mm 29er hardtail and have a blast on either bikes riding this trail. Nothing on the trail absolutely demands a full-suspension bike, but there's enough here that the FS bike takes the fun out of it.
The trail tends to drain well, so it's one of the first in the area to open back up after the rains. Kansas City area soil doesn't let rain and single track play well together so we're pretty careful to stay off to avoid damage.
The main trailhead has quite a bit of available parking and is very convenient to get to, especially from the western side of the KC metro. It's a great trail for me to be able to get in a good 10-12 mile ride after work during the longer days.
Not many rocks to contend with overall, so I don't consider it very technical at all. Just a helluva lot of fun in the woods, riding well-maintained trails.