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Address: P.O. Box 166, Boonville, MO 65233
Phone Number: 800-334-6946
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: The nation's longest "rails to trails" path, formerly a railroad and now a...
The nation's longest "rails to trails" path, formerly a railroad and now a bike trail.
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Perfect for Bike Rides

We often load up our bikes and head to the Katy Trail. There are many towns you can start in, although we usually pick McBaine as it's the closest. The trail is very scenic with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Lindsey M
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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260 reviews 260 reviews
148 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We often load up our bikes and head to the Katy Trail. There are many towns you can start in, although we usually pick McBaine as it's the closest. The trail is very scenic with many bridges and is usually well maintained. There are mile markers which help you keep track of where you are. On this last adventure some... More 

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Pilot Grove, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love the Katy trail its especially beautiful out around Rocheport Ive walk from Boonville to Pilot Grove as well as from Clifton city to Pilot Grove

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our multi-day cycling trip was intended to start in Alton IL and end in Council Bluffs Iowa following the Lewis and Clark Trail (maps by ACA). But after spending three of the first four days on the Katy Trail, we threw those plans in the wastebasket and continued to the end of this fabulous trail. Not only was the riding... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is the jewel of Missouri. We hired a shuttle from St. Charles & it took us west to Clinton & we rode west back to the car. It was well maintained & marked for most of the trail. As we got closer to Hermann, we had less tree coverage & more exposure to the sun. We decided to stop... More 

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Arnold
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Every time we visit we ride the trail and meet fellow biking enthusiast who come from all over the USA and world to bike this trail.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Katy trail was a great trail to ride on bike. We rode the trail from Clinton to McKittrick and it was consistently good trail conditions. It's not paved, but its the most smooth unpaved trail I've ridden. The incline is never very steep and the trail was very well mapped out, telling where certain amenities are available. The views... More 

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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