Clinton State Park

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4.16 out of 5
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Intermediate
25.0
miles

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↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 2,600 ft
970
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
up and down, in and out roots, erosion, there is an old rusted out car to find. serious climbs and rocky drops. take a lunch and explore. You will need a 32 rear cog in spots. Also helpful to have SLIME in your tubes.

Overlook has a brief map nearby
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop

November 24, 2018
snoltz Bunny Hop  
 
Review: For an out and back by a lack there is little flow. Lots of rocks and erosion. I'm probably biased by the terrible day I had while riding with a popped tire, not pump or patches and then the bugs. Chiggers tore me a apart. During warmer weather put on some bug spray.

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Granny Gear

July 10, 2018
 
Review: Sorry to be a Debbie-downer, I didn't like this trail at all. It's really just a hiking trail with erosion exposing very many rocks, roots and gullies. No features to speak of, no berms, nothing to make you think you are on a MTB trail. All ups and downs are relatively short and nowhere to flow. I am not from the area so wouldn't recommend anyone go out of your way to ride here. But it still beats road biking.

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Singletrack


March 30, 2018
Schmo Singletrack  
 
Review: Only had a couple of hours to get the job done and got a late start. I took the white trail out and found out after almost three months of short gravel rides I was out of shape. This part of the trail was a blast. Love the rocky climbs and the windy dirt trail for recovery. You get jacked up and then cool down then BAM you get jacked up again. Hit quite a few wet spots and water crossings. Really liked the layout. Wish I had time to ride the whole trail. Need to attack this trail again in the near future.

Similar Trail: Parry Lake

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Granny Gear

January 13, 2018
 
Review: Add this to your Midwest Must Visit list. I rode in the winter and had a great time. Tip is to take the Blue line out and the White line back if you like it more technical, the White is more difficult, the Red is no joke. Skills Park is really well done too.

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Epic


April 7, 2016
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: The reviews did not oversell this place, even for this Colorado boy. There are miles of techy challenges that will keep most riders on their toes. Lots of roots and plenty of rocks, some in extended rock gardens. No one obstacle is too challenging, but when they are strung together for a hundred meters or more, most riders will dab here or there. Lots of fun if you like quick thinking on your feet to pick a line.

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Gramcounter

June 15, 2015
getgreedy Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rocky, rooty, some technical challenges depending on your route (three color system based on your level of expertise). I would not recommend the red route....I tried and it was very difficult. Both the blue and white routes are fun but very challenging. My biggest complaint about this trail is there are a lot of runners who seem to show up in the wrong place and can interrupt your ride.

Similar Trail: Lake Perry

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Granny Gear

April 20, 2015
ericag Granny Gear  
 
Review: These trails are some of the best I've ever ridden and that's in comparison to riding all over Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. It's a gem - although you should be prepared to get lost the first time you ride it. Trails are not well marked at alllllll

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Granny Gear

March 17, 2015
cgillmore Granny Gear  
 
Review: For a beginner, it took quite a bit of skill getting through this but it was pretty fun. Lots and lots of rocks, roots and uphill climbs which made it quite challenging. Hopefully the more I ride the easier it will become.

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Granny Gear

February 28, 2015
JamesM11 Granny Gear  
 
Review: One of my favorite rides in KC, I agree with others that have said it is up there with Landahl.

We usually start in the free parking area at the southern most trailhead. We ride White out and then Blue back because white is much more technical and physically challenging and you can ride till you are almost spent and then come back on blue. The full loop is a serious workout and you will likely have to refill water. There are plenty of intersections where you can cut the loop off and head back on blue.

Full loop all the way out and back is over 22 miles. There are a couple of camping areas off the trail where you can refill water so check your maps; this has saved us in the heat of the summer a couple of times.

If you have never ridden this, then I strongly suggest you ride with someone that knows the trail, especially if you plan to ride white and red so you know when the challenges are coming.

Similar Trail: Landahl

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Granny Gear

March 9, 2015
jwi750 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Do you think it would be a good idea to ride this trail at the end of March? I am fairly new and don't know what the trail condition would be like.

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Granny Gear

August 30, 2014
 
Review: I made it a 2 trail day today. This was my second stop after hitting up Switchgrass out in Wilson State park (everyone that likes Mountain biking should try Switchgrass for sure). This was actually my 2nd ride EVER. Tip for all newbies. The trail rating at Clinton park is not like golf. I took the white trail instead of the blue thinking it was going to be easier. I should have read the reviews before making that decision. I will definitely go back and try the blue though. Also, on the white, watch out for sharp rocks and small trees cut, almost to a point, all of which seem to be strategically placed...right in the middle of the trail.

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Clinton State Park MTB Trail 4.16 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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