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Katy Trail State Park

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Address: 101 Lewis St, Boonville, MO 65233
Phone Number: 800-334-6946
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The nation's longest "rails to trails" path, formerly a railroad...

The nation's longest "rails to trails" path, formerly a railroad and now a bike trail.

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A beautiful ride, a great adventure.

Three of us started in Clinton and rode all the way to Saint Charles. It is always nice to ride bike where there is no traffic. The trail goes along the Missouri River much of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
GrannyHB
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us started in Clinton and rode all the way to Saint Charles. It is always nice to ride bike where there is no traffic. The trail goes along the Missouri River much of the way. The views are beautiful. The trail is pretty well maintained, although heavy rain had caused a number of washouts when we went in... More 

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st louis mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I have only been on the trail in St. Charles County. There is plenty of trail parking in downtown St. Charles, in Weldon Springs and smaller lots near some of the wineries. The trail does not start to get pretty until after the Family Arena going West from downtown St. Charles. The trail is easy, since it is primarily the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Start your trip in Rocheport where there is food, and shopping, don't worry if you don't have a bike they are available to rent, beautiful scenery of the Missouri River on one side and lofty bluffs on the other, historical stops along the way point out the Lewis and Clark trail, Rocheport has the only tunnel on the trail, if... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This trail is sublime. Easy riding, sweet river view, towering bluffs. Great amenities every so many miles. Cannot recommend it enough. We want to come back to do another portion of the trail. Also it seems like a very safe place to enjoy riding, walking, running, strollering, etc.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

So I am a bit partial to this, since my driveway is connected to the actual trail, but it truly is 1 of the greatest sources of exercise we have in St. Charles county. The pea gravel surface is great for the joints but can be a bit messy if biking after a rain (unless you have a splash guard).... More 

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

A beautifully kept trail with very cool depots along the way. The Boonville Depot is especially a must-see. The do-over is absolute perfection. A very unique building and caboose. Great historical info on the plaques. A very enjoyable visit.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We spent about 75 miles on the trail this past very HOT weekend on either side of Rocheport and enjoyed it immensely!

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Thank Rhodesd
Boonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Katy Trail is a place for cyclist/hikers. It is well maintained for an easy walk or biking. If you travel the length there are many places to see, eat and stay.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great Park!!!! Great Festival!!!! take the time to travel any part of it. Katfish Katy and Katy Roundhouse are both great stops. And hey, don't forget the Santa Fe Trail monument

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Boonville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great family fun for free. Beautiful in the fall when leaves turn. Also a great place for biking. From Boonville close to Main Street for food, the casino or other fun things.

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