Wyandotte County Lake - WyCo

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.35 out of 5
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Intermediate
10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
1,012
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Trail is well maintained single track that is flowing and fast with reasonable climbs. Only a 3 or 4 moderate technical areas. From the parking area at shelter 9, you can enter and go left or right. Right goes to the older trails (Masons First, Boyscout, etc.) Left takes you to the new sections as of end of 2012. www.trailmasons.org for trail maps.

You can also ride all the way around the lake as well on the horse trails to get more than 20 miles of trail...but these trails are clearly multi-use.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop

November 24, 2018
snoltz Bunny Hop  
 
Review: For KS, this system packs in some decent climbs on the east trails. West side flows more than anything on the east side.

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Granny Gear

October 9, 2018
HawkGX Granny Gear  
 
Review: 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.

Similar Trail: Smithville Lake

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Gramcounter

September 2, 2018
NuckinFutz Gramcounter  
 
Review: Excellent work of trails. Loved the flow. Oz is the best section of tech/jump I've found in the area. I got there from rowing club entrance. Must have on local area list

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Trailblazer

April 22, 2018
Midmoab Trailblazer  
 
Review: Finally had a chance to ride this trail on Friday. The weather was great and the trail in fine condition. I used Urban Trail and Earth Riders resources to set a course. From shelter 9 parking dropped in on white [left] and had a great fast, flow run for what seemed like a mile or more, then dropped down toward the lake for fast, flat and a bit more pumpy series of switchbacks. Transitioned to orange, then green [pretty good rocky climb in this section], and back to orange climbing out on white again. It was something like 6 or 7 miles. Overall, a real blast. Obviously, the second and third time around will be better as trail familiarity improves. There is nothing really technical in the sections I rode, but it was still a really a great time. Well laid out, pretty well signed. grab a map from urbantrailco.com

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Granny Gear

February 19, 2018
ejohn1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The trails are very well maintained and well marked. Great scenery and an overall good singletrack experience.

Similar Trail: Shawnee Mission Park

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Gramcounter

September 7, 2017
 
Review: My favorite trails to ride in Kansas City. The trails are marked very well!!! Don't worry about what trail you are riding, because they all are awesome. In my opinion these are the closest to real XC that trails I have been on in KC

Similar Trail: Smithville and the river trail in Lawrence

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Gramcounter

July 23, 2017
lawmanfl Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great Trail to ride. It is well marked and a flowing Trail. When I wrote it it was a little Sandy / Loma. I Road my Cannondale scalpel with 2.35 Hans Dampf front and a 2.1 racing Ralph in the rear which was a perfect combination. It was an solid intermediate Trail with fast down Hills and intermittent up hills. It has several routes and I rode approximately 5 miles on the white and red route. This is a definite must ride if you're in the area. Ride Hard!

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Granny Gear

July 4, 2017
jett Granny Gear  
 
Review: Well maintained trails, lots of fun for beginners and experienced riders.

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Granny Gear

May 10, 2017
 
Review: Best trails in KC in my opinion - each side of the dam has very well maintained trails a mix of packed dirt and some moderate rocky technical spots, but nothing un-rideable. If you want the real WyCo experience and up for a 9-10 mile challenge, ride the Bridle trail loop around the lake. It isn't maintained as well as the other trails, but it is fabulous. Several places you have to push, but a great trail not to be overlooked!

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Granny Gear

October 31, 2016
 
Review: This is a nice ride in the woods with great views. Today was my first ride on this trail and I found it to be a nice addition to my normal trails I ride. Do to all the fall leaves the trail was a bit difficult to follow but it is very smooth and has some sections you can get some speed going. My biggest issue is that the trail is poorly marked out, or I could just be spoiled by my normal trials. I would like to go back in the spring when the trail is cleared off so I can attack it harder and maybe find some more technical spots. Overall, a great way to spend a few hours in the woods looking at nature( the deer was everywhere) and for the beginner rider it will give you a few challenges. I hope that they will mark the trail better soon to get a better flow, follow Switch Grass format and it will rock!!!!

Similar Trail: Shawnee Mission Park without the rocks.

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Wyandotte County Lake - WyCo MTB Trail 4.35 out of 5 based on 21 ratings. 21 user reviews.
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