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Bryan from Austin TX on 2/6/2023 4:42:42 PM:
We plan to leave our vehicle in Lee's Summit and ride the train back. I had a route from 2017 when we last rode the trail but I can't find it.

Anyone able to provide or share a link to one?


Jack on 2/6/2023 7:47:30 PM:
I just used Google Maps when we did it. I think it took us down Smart Rd. I remember it being a stone road.

Ray (webmaster) on 2/6/2023 8:27:20 PM:
If you would like to visualize Google's suggested route, we have it mapped out on that portion of the interactive map:

Also, here are several forum discussions about the Pleasant Hill to Lees Summit route. A lot of options are discussed; hope it's not too overwhelming!







Let us know if you come across any new insights - happy trails!

Ray (webmaster) on 2/6/2023 8:50:27 PM:
EDIT to the above post:
I mis-read your question at first and was giving info for Pleasant Hill section of trail to Lee's Summit section of trail (rather than the train station). But you were asking about Amtrak - we do not have that on our interactive map, but of course you can go to Google and it will draw one for you.

The first three forum links in the above post ARE about getting from train station to trail; the others are about just getting between the two sections of trail.

Again, sorry to overwhelm you!

Kevin from Wisconsin on 2/12/2023 8:20:17 AM:
We rode from Lee's Summit to the Kirkwood Amtrak station last fall(parked in Kirkwood, took train to Lee's Summit & rode the trail back to Kirkwood).

This route was good for us(riding from the Comfort Inn in Lee's Summit to Pleasant Hill and beyond). It's a combination of blacktop road, gravel road, and rail trail type trail..nice ride & scenery.

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This route is a good one from the Lee's summit train station to the Comfort Inn

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Billy from Yukon, OK on 3/4/2023 6:49:47 PM:

Is the trail between Lee Summit and Pleasant Hill completed?

I'd like to ride the Katy from Clinton to Machens then ride to the Amtrak station in Kirkwood and then take Amtrak back to Lee Summit, then ride the Rock Island trail from Lee Summit to Windsor then back to Clinton.


Kevin from Wisconsin on 3/8/2023 5:41:04 PM:
No, there's no complete, dedicated bike trail from Lees Summit to Pleasant Hill. The route I listed above worked well for us.