Good trail. Says it's 10 miles but actually lots of options for different lengths and different difficulty levels. Some paved and some not. We did both with our dog and really enjoyed the views of the lake, the wildlife, the flowers, and so much more.
Great trail that hugs the lake. Probably my favorite lake with the best trail running along side it. The trail will actually go out on some peninsulas - great place to stop/eat/snack and enjoy nature. Smithville has some of the longest continuous trails next to Perry. But if you are looking to be near the water a lot, this is the trail for you. I remember doing 18 miles out at Smithville and there was more I could have done/opportunities to make the trail longer. Very enjoyable, you are biking through campgrounds so you are around campers some but other places its very quiet.
Love these trails. The ones I ride on are paved and follow the shore of the lake. Beautiful place to bike. Easy to add some miles on the road in addition to the trails. During the summer months, bathroom facilities with water are right along the trail. Pit toilets available year round. Great place.
Heidi H. on Smithville Lake Trails
Great set of trails. They have something for everyone. There are easy to difficult trails. Lots of wild life in the area. It was raining but there was several shelters if someone wanted to get out of the rain.
I have to say that I truely love biking up here! It doesn't matter if I am wanting to just go for an easy ride with family, or if you want to have some real fun and test yourself this trail really has it! There is about ten miles of paved path that is extremely pretty, and there are all kinds of off road paths that will keep you up on your game!