North Ridge Trail

Managed by Missouri State Parks

North Ridge Trail offers great views of the Missouri River valley, including remnants of an old farmstead. The trip out on the trail can be strenuous because of the steep grade and sections can be quite slippery when the trail is wet. Along this trail is an 1830s barrel vault cellar, a 1900s corn picker and an 1880s Missouri River survey marker. The trail ends near private property; please be respectful of the private property. This trail has a natural soil surface with numerous exposed tree roots and rocks.

Trailhead & GPS Location:
Western section of Weston Bend State Park – Missouri River;
39.39622, -94.88862

You may experience:

  • Natural Surface-dirt/mud/gravel, shifting rock, slippery surface, etc.
  • Rocks, roots and/or downed vegetation on trail
  • Steep grades and inclines more than 10%


Address Park Address:
16600 Hwy. 45 North
Weston, MO 64098
Hours Hours: 7 AM to Sunset
URL Official Web URL: Click Here

Route Type Trail Type: Linear Trail
Distance Distance: 0.9
Elevation Elevation Gain: 246 ft
Surface Surface: Natural

Platte County Parks playgrounds and restrooms will be closed until further notice.  This includes the playgrounds at Platte Ridge Park, Barry Platte Park, and the Barry Platte Annex.  The restroom facilities at Platte Ridge Park soccer and baseball complexes will also be closed.  Platte County Parks is canceling all ball-field reservations at Barry Platte Park and Platte Ridge Park until further notice per recommendations of the CDC. We will be assessing the situation on a weekly basis. Questions? Please call 816-858-3419

Parks and trails do remain open, including open space and trails.  Please use proper social distancing when using the parks.