Now that we all have a little more time on our hands, it’s nice that it’s Spring and we can start enjoying the outdoors! In Excelsior Springs, we are completely spoiled, because there are so many beautiful parks and trails! Thought I would put together a list of them for you to explore. Just be sure that if you get to the trail and there are a ton of people, you might come at another time. (Note: Playgrounds are currently closed due to the virus!)
1. Rainbow Trail
One of our newer trails here in town, the Rainbow Trail is located along 69 Highway between ES Hospital and Wornall on the West side of town.
2. Siloam Mountain Trail
Siloam Mountain is a 25 acre park, high on the hill, overlooking our little valley. You may have seen the cross on the hill, and that would be Siloam Mountain Park. Along the hillsides, hidden in the trees, is Siloam Mountain Trail. It is just off of Garland Avenue on the East side of town and is 0.8 miles long.
3. Isley Park Woods
4. Fox Crossing Trail
Fox Crossing Trail is a mulch trail at Eddie Raper Park, located on Orrick and Seybold Roads.
5. Fishing River Linear Park
The Fishing River Linear Park runs parallel to the Fishing River. There are points on the trail that you can access the banks of the stream. Be sure to watch for the turkey vultures flying high in the early evening hours! Also look for the Siloam Pagoda, where water was once distributed!
6. Downtown Trail
The downtown trail is located right next to the Oaks Apartments and Police Station downtown. It runs into Fishing Linear Trail. I would suggest continuing your walk through the downtown. You can window shop along the way!
Bonus: ES Community Center Trails
The Excelsior Springs Community Center is committed to strengthening the health of all our citizens. Parks and Rec has put together four trail maps starting at the Center for you to try! Click here to view them!
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