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Clinton Trailhead

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Clinton MO

Clinton Trailhead is located on the Katy Trail, in Clinton MO

Directions: By Car: On hwy 52, 0.1 mile west of 7/13, on N side of rd
From Kansas City: Take 71 south. Just south of Harrisonville, take 7 south approximately 40 miles to Clinton. On the east side of Clinton, 7 crosses 52. Exit at 52 and head west 1/10 mile.
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Shuttle Clinton to Clifton City
Allyson from Alton Il on 08/15/2022 09:56 PM:
Can anyone guide me to a potential shuttle from Clinton out to just west of Clinton City? TIA!!

Clinton Trailhead in Clinton
Kgirl from St Louis on 08/06/2020 07:47 PM:
I am planning a point to point, beginning to end ride of the entire Katy Trail. I would like to start in Clinton and work my way east. I plan to take a train to Sadelia and then get to Clinton somehow. Any suggestions?

Ronald S Roberson from PLANO on 08/07/2020 05:59 AM:
When I did it, I just ate lunch in Sedalia and rode back to Clinton on the bike.

Clinton Trailhead in Clinton
Kelly from CO on 03/02/2017 09:29 AM:
I'm planning on biking the KT in May and starting off in Clinton. I can't seem to find info on leaving my car at the trailhead for 5 days. Does anyone know if this is ok?

Anonymous on 03/02/2017 11:26 AM:
From a post a few days ago:

There is parking at the Clinton community center approx. 2 blocks from trail head. You fill out a form inside, the lot is lit and police patrol it some. They will call you if there is any problem or if you pick up your car early without telling them.
I have left my car at the Clinton community center many times for periods up to 2 weeks. I generally do out and back rides because it's much easier than arranging transportation and I have the time.
The train doesn't go to Clinton, the nearest it gets is Sedalia (35 trail miles away) I have also left a car at Sedalia trail head for 10 days, I went in to Depot and left information with them. I have left a car in Booneville for 10 days also, I called police and gave them info. I have also used a bicycle shop in Defiance leaving car there and getting shuttled to Clinton. Hartsburg is another good place to leave a car.

Hope this helps and have fun on your trip. Don't forget to stop and smell the roses.


posted Feb 11 2017 10:11AM - Allen, Shawnee

Allen from Shawnee on 03/02/2017 11:30 AM:
You can go the Clinton community center 2 blocks south of trailhead and leave car on west end of lot. Go in tell them, fill out their information form and they will keep an eye on car and contact if a problem arises. I have done this many times with periods up to 2 weeks. I have also left cars at the trailhead here but prefer the community center.


Allen from Shawnee on 03/02/2017 11:37 AM:
Sorry anonymous didn't see your post. One of the disadvantages of going from email notice only.


Kelly from CO on 03/02/2017 08:21 PM:
Thanks so much for the info!

Clinton Trailhead (Clinton)
Curt and Kathy from Silex, MO on 08/22/2010 02:58 PM:
June 26, 2010 – We made it to Clinton-the end of the line on our journey to ride the entire Katy Trail from St. Charles to Clinton! We joined the 10th anniversary Katy Trail ride, but weren’t part of the actual organized ride. Desty at the Clinton Parks and Recreation center was so kind to let us take showers and rest inside while we waited for our ride back home. We really appreciated your hospitality Desty!

Clinton Trailhead (Clinton)
Rick from Sparta, MO on 11/30/2006 05:31 PM:
I plan on riding the Katy Trail next fall. Where is the best place to leave my car? I plan on making a round trip.

Arkie from Fort Smith on 12/01/2006 06:35 AM:
The TH is Clinton is a well exposed public site and I was quite comfortable leaving a vehicle there.

Rafo from Panama Canal Zone, Panama on 04/10/2010 11:15 AM:
Nice - I agree. I will be starting a ride from Clinton today. Day is amazingly beautiful -

jd from GKC on 04/11/2010 01:34 PM:
You can also park at the Clinton Community Center about 2-blocks away from the trailhead, which is open very early and late. That lot is lit and patrolled locally. You'll need to park on the north side of the lot, and leave your info at/on the desk..i.e., your name, vehicle type, tag#, home address/phone, how long you estimate being gone or leaving it there etc. To make sure, give them a call first. Happy trails.

TT from Kansas City on 04/19/2010 08:12 PM:
Just completed a 3-day trip from Clinton to Hermann. I parked at the Community Center a block or so from the trail head. Clean, safe, friendly staff. They even let me use the spacious and modern changing rooms to get into my bike gear. They wished me well and said they'd look after my vehicle. It made for a great start to the trip. The TH looked safe too but on balance I think the community center is the way to go.

Anonymous on 04/20/2010 06:04 PM:
Ditto here. Community center is the only way to go..... Very safe..