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Smithville Lake – Westward Trailways

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Smithville Lake offers 32 miles of horse/primitive hiking trails on the southeast side of the lake. The trail begins at Crows Creek Campground and ends in Arley, Missouri.

The area features a mix of rolling and flat terrain with many creek crossings. Fields of native warm-season grasses, wildflowers and row crops are scattered among the timbered areas.

The primary trailheads at Crows Nest and Jack Rabbit Bend offer ample trailer parking.

Loop A at Crows Creek Campground offers electric and electric/water camping sites for equestrians. Restrooms, showers, laundry and water hydrants are conveniently located. We also offer our Pavilion that has 20 stalls available for overnight rental.


17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Equestrian Trails
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Equestrian Trails
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Pets Welcome / No Fee