May 28, 2022

Jackson County and valued community partners will join millions of people from across the country on Saturday, Jun. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon in celebration of the 30th Annual National Trails Day, an event designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States.

Activities will be centered at trailheads and access points including Hartman Park in Lee’s Summit, the 98th Street Trailhead at the Vale Tunnel, downtown Raytown and the Stadiums Trailhead at the Truman Sports Complex.

Jackson County Parks + Rec, the country’s third-largest county parks system, is home to over 150 miles of hiking, biking, walking and equestrian trails.

The County’s newest trail is the Rock Island which spans 13.5 miles, connecting communities to the Truman Sports Complex and features an historic tunnel, a 300-foot bridge and multiple trailheads. People of all ages and abilities are invited to explore the Rock Island on National Trails Day while enjoying fun events along the way. Activities include live music, food vendors, special prizes and giveaways for trail walkers and bikers who check in along the trail during the event.

Jackson County Parks + Rec, City of Lee’s Summit, City of Raytown, Raytown Chamber of Commerce, BikeWalk KC and others are collaborating on this special event.