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Katy Trail State Park

P.O. Box 166, Boonville, MO 65233
800-334-6946
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Boonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, Trails, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: The nation's longest "rails to trails" path, formerly a railroad and now a bike trail.
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Katy Trail traverses Missouri from Clinton to St. Charles. One of the prettiest sections is Booneville to Columbia. Especially Rocheport, MO to Columbia, MO. The hard packed limestone trail takes you under huge bluffs and parallels the Missouri River. You can even see the cave where Lewis & Clark camped. There's lots of shade on hot days. To really... More

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Belleville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Did the entire trail and I highly recommend it. I do recommend a mountain or hybrid bicycle not the trail for skinny tires. The facilities along the way are numerous and well kept - nicest latrines I have ever seen. Every area that you pass through has many things to offer as you ride through.

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Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Except for crossing the Mo river, there is not a lot of great scenery between Boonville and Rocheport until you are nearly to Rocheport. Just west of Rocheport there is a beautiful railway tunnel. Rocheport has friendly people, restrooms, cafés and is a fascinating old river town to poke around in for awhile. East (South) of Rocheport the trail is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

mileage between Boonville and Rocheport was pretty hot, with little shade and not much variation in view (ploughed fields, mostly). Rocheport to McBaine had beautiful views of the river and lots of shade.

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Independence, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Property well kept up and the courtesy of those in attendance was very helpful. Location and parking was also very good.

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Waukee, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We tried the trail going from Hermann to Mokane. The trail is tiny gravel from an old railroad track. Be warned if not on a mountain bike you will be slow going 10-13 mph and a very jarring ride. It drizzled the whole time and so some areas were very soft and any grooves in the surface would pull your... More

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Rushville, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My wife, brother-in-law and myself just came off a 5 day trip on the Katy. We started in Clinton on Fri. afternoon and finishing in St Charles at noon on Tues. It was a great experience of sharing the outdoors, learning the history of the area, getting a good workout and meeting many wonderful people on the trail and in... More

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Boonville, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love this part of the state-wide park. The trail between Boonville and Columbia is a great place to get some excercise and enjoy nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Katy trail is awesome. I think it's something that should be adopted clear across the US It would allow more people to get out and get some exercise.

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Nashville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I've ridden the trail on several occasions and always enjoy the scenery and solitude. It's more interesting in the West (Jeff City and westward). The trail into Columbia is very handy if you're heading that direction. The view from the bluffs at Eagle View are spectacular after a tough climb. Make sure you see Boathenge The trail is hard packed... More

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