clinton lake north shore trails is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lawrence, Kansas that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Our first visit to Clinton Lake on the blue trail was good! The trail was well marked with blue blazes and very well kept. Single lane, well worn hiking and biking path, up hills and down hills, beautiful views of the water, squirrels, ducks, falling leaves and lots of hikers, runners and bikers throughout our 8 mile hike. Not overly crowded. The blue trail is not looping unless you venture on a more technical white trail. We opted on our first trek to stay on the blue trail up to 4 miles and turning back giving us our goal of 8 miles. We will be back and decided it could easily be a solo hike. Some trails feel more secure with a buddy but this trail is well marked.
this trail is not well marked. I tried to take the blue trail by the lake but quickly got lost on the white trail which is more "difficult" but only had Wooded views. lot of noise from people jetskiing nearby which was a minus.
The trail had a good amount of climbing, not too easy, and it's long enough to spend a few hours exploring. Definitely worth the trip.
Needs better markings.
It's a nice trail when you do not have a lot of time but still want to get out for a bit!