Did you know Kansas City’s largest park is located less than 15 minutes from downtown? Swope Park is among the largest urban parks in the United States, and it’s easy to get lost in its 1,805 acres. You may have seen a show at Starlight Theatre or traveled through the Kansas City Zoo’s exhibits, but don’t miss out on exploring Swope Park’s moutain biking and hiking trails. Rancho D-Lux is one of our favorite trails in the park. The 3.5-mile loop through the forest will make you forget how close you are to the city.