Walktober 2021: Rock Island Trail (Phase Two)

Rock Island Walktober

Guided Tours provided by Matt Davis, Project Manager and Brian Nowotny  Jackson County Parks + Rec Deputy Director 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Jackson County has partnered with Crane Brewing and Rock Island Coffee for Walktober! Sunday, October 24 get your commemorative button at the Truman Complex trailhead, bring it in to Crane Brewing and receive $1.00 off any draft beer and 10% discount off a cup of coffee. Serenity Cafe and Breakfast & Lunch Lovers Restaurant are also offering 10% discounts when you show your button.

Walk, ride or run a different trail every Sunday in October! The month of October is ideal for exercising outside ~ the temperatures are cool and the colors are spectacular. Walktober makes the most of this great season by inviting participants on a tour of autumn’s most vibrant landscapes and inspiring everyone to make movement a priority!! Dogs on leashes are welcome. Commemorative Walktober buttons, designed by artist Kevin Worley, for the first 200 participants at each location. Attend all five events and collect all five designs!  

Sunday, October 24, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon, Free
Location: Truman Sports Complex Trailhead: Lot L, Accessible through Gate 3 off of Blue Ridge Cutoff

The second phase of the Rock Island Trail is seven miles long and runs from Brickyard Road in Kansas City, through Raytown, to the Truman Sports Complex. Combined with phase one, which opened in June 2019, the entire trail is 13.5 miles in length. The new trail segment includes three new trailheads and parking areas, the preservation and re-use of four former railroad bridges and five new trail-only bridges, including the new Wildwood Bridge, which at over 300 feet in length is one of the longest trail bridges in the region. Rock Island (Phase Two) Trail Map


  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Truman Sports Complex Trailhead: Lot L Accessible through Gate 3 off of Blue Ridge Cutoff

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