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My group of four visited the Katy Triail in October 2018. Three rode the full length west to east and I provided support

Excellent in most places, some parts of the trail through soybean fields were less interesting for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheboygan, Michigan
A nice ride

I'm from out of state and didn't really know what to expect in the way of facilities, towns and... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2019
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Welcome to Katy Trail State Park, the longest developed rail-trail in the country. Whether you are a bicyclist, walker, equestrian, nature lover or history buff, the trail offers opportunities for recreation, a place to enjoy nature and an avenue to...more
101 Lewis St, Machens to Clinton, Boonville, MO 65039
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent in most places, some parts of the trail through soybean fields were less interesting for the riders. Great trail heads in some small towns, with services geared toward cyclists.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

I'm from out of state and didn't really know what to expect in the way of facilities, towns and trail conditions. Let me assure you, it is an excellent destination. There are towns or villages every 10 miles or so, some restrooms and water fountains...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is about the 5th stop on the Katy Trail I have visited. While the trail concept is interesting, most facilities at the trail stops are closed during weekend and holiday periods I have visited. What would make this state park trail system much better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TOBruce
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I love riding and walking the Katy Trail, the State Park in Boonville is a great place to relax, views of the Missouri River. The old renovated caboose is a favorite of the grandkids. Pet friendly as well!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We regularly ride the Katy trail. We've cycled much of it, though we usually go Jeff City to Hartsburg with our busy schedule.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

The trail is well maintained from Clinton to St. Charles for its considerable length. There is some road riding with rollers and several low-grade inclines on the trail between Clinton and Sedalia. Information online brings attention to the lack of water for 25 miles between...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Trail is chipped stone but in great shape and an easy ride. Lots of signs explaining the history of the area. The museum in Boonville is worth a visit. along the river is very pretty with high cliffs on the other side of the trail....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

The KATY Trail stretches from St Charles (just outside of St Louis) to Clinton a 225 mile rails to trails success story. The first 30ish miles from St Charles to Marthasville is the most congested but once you head west from Marthasville the trail goes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

My husband and I ride the trail almost daily. We just recently did the route form Jefferson City to Rocheport and back. The trail is level, well-maintained, and shaded in many places. There are interesting stops along the way for you to take a break,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The Katy Trail is great. Very scenic ride long the Missouri and probably the best limestone trail surface we have ridden on.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Calvin W
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Response from Kathy C | Reviewed this property |
Boonville, Missouri two places to stay right on the trail. One is Isle of Capri, the casino. The other is Hotel Fredrick, which has a place to park your bike, it has a bike repair shop, and a place to eat.
December 29, 2014|
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Response from photojo13 | Reviewed this property |
There are campsites near the Katy trail in and near Jefferson and in Herman. Do not personally know if there are others in between. If you have a trailer hitch receiver, there are several bike racks on line which mount... More