Smithville's trail is still in its infancy with a bright future. There are currently over SEVEN miles of trail, with more planned for this fall. Start at the Sailboat Cove parking lot. Watch out for wet spots, as this area has several small streamlets that empty into the lake long after a rain. When you reach the doubletrack, go North about 1/4 mile to re-enter the trail on the right.
Directions From Nearest Town: Travel North through Smithville and further for about 4 miles on 169 Highway. Turn right (East) on "W" Highway, and travel to the bridge over the lake. Keep traveling farther on "W" Highway to Paradise. Turn right on Paradise Road and continue into "Sailboat Cove". Park in the first lot on the right, and bike over the hill in front of the cars. Trail to the right - look for the recently erected sign! If the fee shack is staffed, Clay County has a park user's fee of $5/day or $20/year.
Admission: Park Permit Required
Address: 1 mile N of Smithville on Hwy 169
Our Email: Smithville@Nwk02.usace.army.mil
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