Where to Go Off-Roading Near Kansas City

January 31st, 2021 by

off-roading trails in Kansas City

Take a Little Drive in Your New Truck to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

You can come to Zeck Ford in Leavenworth, Kansas to purchase an awesome Ford truck from our rows of new trucks for sale. What you do with it when you drive it off our lot is totally up to you. But may we recommend a nice off-roading trip down trails in Missouri and Kansas?

First, make sure you have the best tires for off-roading from our tire center, where you get our low-price guarantee, and deck out your truck with all the other parts and equipment you’ll need at our parts center. Then, head out on the road – and off of it – and have a great time.

Missouri Off-Roading Trails

Saint Joe State Park Perimeter Trail
A 12.5-mile, heavily-trafficked loop near Park Hills, Missouri, Saint Joe State Park Perimeter Trail features a lake and other activity options. The first 9.5 miles of the trail have nice views. This section of the trail is carefully maintained asphalt, so it’s an easy drive that still gets you into the great outdoors. The last 3.5 miles of the trail is a dirt path that veers off the main path and wanders through woods and across creeks, ideal for hiking.

Off-roading vehicles must have functioning brakes and a muffler that limits the noise to not more than 96 decibels. Dune buggies and four-wheel drive vehicles are only allowed in the tailings area, and not on the wooded trails.

Drive a While to Sugar Camp Scenic Byway
Venture into southwest Missouri to Sugar Camp Scenic Byway, an 18.5-mile lightly-trafficked point-to-point trail near Cassville, Missouri. With scenic views, this trail is good for all skill levels – and even a vehicle that isn’t outfitted with serious off roading equipment could still likely make the trip. Accessible year-round, the trail also accommodates hikers with dogs, so watch out for pedestrians.

Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch near Seymour, Missouri
Get a glimpse of the frontier of the Missouri Ozarks at SMORR. With more than 940 acres and miles of trails through the Salem Highlands, there’s terrain for beginning off-roaders and some to challenge even the most extreme off road builds.

High points, rolling hills, and vistas, plus wildlife sightings make SMORR an exciting place to go driving. You also can stay awhile in one of the rustic cabins on site, or more primitive campsites or RV pads.

Kansas Off-Roading Trails

Tuttle Creek Lake near Manhattan, Kansas
Northeast of Manhattan, Kansas and about two hours away from Kansas City, Tuttle Creek Recreation Area is open every day until dusk. These 11 area parks are maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, Pottawatomie County, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. Situated in the Flint Hills, the area has been developed specifically for the enjoyment of the outdoors.

After enjoying the off-road trails, camp at one of the campgrounds, enjoy a lakefront beach, or simply picnic with your friends. There’s so much to do that once you’re finished off-roading, you won’t want to leave!

Kansas Rocks Recreational Park
Find this off-roading haven, open only on weekends between April and October, near Fort Scott and Mapleton, Kansas. Because it’s designed especially for outdoor adventures, there are off-roading trails available for any skill level. It’s an award-winning off-roading adventure park; it earned the BF Goodrich Outstanding Trail Award in 2013. We recommend using the interactive trail map on the website to find the best route for you.

You’ll Find the Best New or Used Cars for Sale in Kansas City

Just a short drive from KC, you’ll arrive in Leavenworth at Zeck Ford, where you can choose from an absolutely massive inventory of new and used vehicles at our dealership.

When you buy from us, we promise you’ll never have to haggle to get a good deal, and we’ll never apply high-pressure sales techniques to force you into buying a vehicle you don’t really want. It’s our customer satisfaction promise that we like to call the “Zecksperience.” Learn more about why our customers love shopping for a new or used vehicle in Kansas City right here at Zeck Ford.

Ready to buy? Browse our inventory, which you can filter down to vehicles that will meet your needs by using the buttons on the left side of your screen. Then visit us on South 4th Street in Leavenworth. The sooner you do, the sooner you can head down your favorite off-roading trail.

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