Press release from Back Country Horsemen- Katy Trail Equine Usage Extended From Calhoun to Clinton:
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri State Parks held a special event at the Clinton, Missouri Trail Head, Saturday October 8, 2011. The purpose of the event was to announce and celebrate the extension of equine use of the Katy Trail from Calhoun to Clinton. This adds an additional nine miles of equine usage of the Katy Trail. The total equine mileage is now approximately 35 miles. Riders can access the trail at Sedalia and ride the entire distance to Clinton by passing through Green Ridge, Windsor, Calhoun and ending at Clinton.
Dawn Frederickson, Katy Trails coordinator, made the official announcement and recognized the city of Clinton, Clinton Parks and Recreation personnel, and the director of the Henry County Fair for their partnership. Show Me Missouri Back Country Horsemen were also recognized for their participation in at least two other non related partnerships. SMMBCH State President, Eldon Kreisel was also asked to speak along with Keith Peterson, Knob Noster Park Superintendent and Dan Files, District Supervisor.
Several riders were present to make the first ride and others attending included the Clinton City Mayor and representatives of the Henry County Sheriff's Posse.
Parking at the Clinton Trail head is across Hwy. 52 and at the rear of the fair grounds. Access is gained by riding through the fair grounds, crossing the the highway and riding down the edge of the city park. Signage indicates that camping is available. Contacting the City Parks and Recreation Department is advisable.
For more information on Show Me Missouri Backcountry Horsemen, visit www.showmebch.org