Cliff Drive

Missouri’s only urban scenic byway

The Drive.

At Cliff Drive, you can find nearly five miles of paved road that winds around beautiful rock and forested landscape. Every weekend, the Drive is open only to bikes and pedestrians looking for a unique path that’s conveniently located at the North end of Kansas City, but feels like a whole other world.

The Org. is your resource for all events and groups associated with this unique and thrilling Scenic Byway. Check out ways that Cliff Drive can be your weekend recreation spot any week of the year, and find out about all the groups that join up here at Cliff Drive for their sports, athletic events, and recreational activities, by clicking on Events

Friends of Cliff Drive

Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association

Scarritt Renaissance is one of the oldest parts of Kansas City, and with hundreds of acres of wooded public park space, we’re “Kansas City’s backyard playground”. Whether you enjoy great city parks with walking trails through the woods, the Kansas City Museum, fabulous car free weekends on Cliff Drive, biking, skateboarding, rollerblading, running, disc golf, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, even metal detecting, Scarritt Renaissance has something for you. Scarritt Renaissance is Kansas City’s Backyard Playground!

KC Flying Disc Club

The Kansas City Flying Disc Club hosts a league at Cliff Drive every Monday night.

Registration is at 5:30.

On the first Monday of most months, the league does travel to Blue Valley Park also in the Historic Northeast.  Check out the activities page for a map of the course.

Events happen throughout the year, and more information may be found about this and other disc golf activities at:


ERTA (Earth Riders Trails Association, Inc.) is a recreational trails advocacy group created to increase the quantity and quality of sustainable singletrack trails throughout the Midwest.

They hold community workdays in Kessler Park one Saturday a month.

Check out the activities page for a map of the trails being built.

KC Climbing Club

The mission of the KCCC is to be agroup of people who get together on a monthly basis to support each other in activities as rock climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering.

*Specific climbing area info for Cliff Drive: