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Located in the scenic riverside city of Clinton, the Clinton Discovery Trail offers trail users a wonderful way to make the most of the city's prime location on the banks of the Mississippi River. Dedicated to three American astronauts who hailed from Clinton County, the trail provides 9.8 miles of paved path and links the city's popular Riverview Park in the south with Eagle Point Park in the north.
Along the way, you'll be treated to great views of the river bluffs as the trail follows the course of the river for the bulk of its length. The trail also runs right by the Clinton Area Showboat Theater, a local playhouse located in a repurposed tugboat. Around the trail's midway point the path diverges slightly from the river and runs next to a rail line, but the views of the river remain intact until the trail begins to angle west through residential areas, finishing at Eagle Point Park, which offers several historical attractions as well as magnificent views of the river.
The trail ends parallel to Washington Blvd. in Camanche.
There is no dedicated trail parking, but trail users may look to park at Riverview Park in the south or Eagle Point Park in the north.
To reach the southern trailhead from across the river, take US 30/Lincoln Hwy into Clinton, where it becomes 8th Avenue. Turn right onto 3rd Street, and then right onto 6th Avenue. Take 6th Avenue until it turns into Riverview Drive - the trail runs along the east side of Riverview Drive.
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