Landahl MTB Park has been around for many years and used to be an old moto-park for trail bikes. It has been closed to the moto-crowd for about ten years and has exploded with new trail systems throughout the area.
You will find anything and everything you could possibly hope to find in a biking trip. Smooth-as-buttah singletrack? You bet. Moderately technical? Yup. More-rock-than-dirt? Got that, too. The description of a "has-it-all" trail has been a little over-used lately, but this trail system truly is a has-it-all trail.
The park is also very well maintained by a large crew of volunteers who are constantly revamping old trails in the summer and cutting new ones in the winter. The park is kind of divied into major areas of riding levels. From the parking lot, the trails are basically to the north of you. If you follow trails leading in a generally northwest direction, you will be getting to the more technical stuff. Stay north and northeast bound and you'll ride mostly the average to moderately advanced trails.
But here's probably the best thing about Landahl: It's got a wonderful groove to it. No matter which trails you choose for your ride, and there are many, you will have a lot of flow to your day. The trails are made by people who have been cutting trails for years and years. So you won't find a lot of the weird problems a lot of other trail systems have.
How to get there:
Get yourself to I-70 and Highway 7 in Blue Springs, MO. Head north on 7 out of Blue Springs. Note: you're now in a small town and Blue Springs' finest will be keeping an eye out for gotta-get-to-the-trails-fast drivers. You'll see a Casey's C-store on your right (east) at an intersection. Keep going, you're on the right track. About a mile past that intersection you'll see a chance to turn right (again, east). This road is called Argo, hence the old-school name for the Argo-trails. Now head east. You'll meander thru the forest for a bit, about three miles, cross a couple of intersections, keep straight, my friend. Eventually you will pass a shooting range on your left with all kinds of gun-crazy Missourians blasting at targets toward the forest. Good thing you're not riding over there..........oh wait, actually, you will be! Keep heading east for about a half mile. You should see a small sign saying something about the mountain bike park and you'll see parking lots to the north and south of the road. Find a spot and start riding.
This place can get a bit crowded on the weekends, but for some reason, the trails remain uncongested