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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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Beaufort, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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