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“Most scenic stretch of the trail”

Katy Trail State Park
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Boonville
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Owner description: The nation's longest "rails to trails" path, formerly a railroad and now a bike trail.
Boonville, Missouri
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Most scenic stretch of the trail”
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.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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11 reviews
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“Katy”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

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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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The Katy Trail is one of America's Treasures”
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 chat gravel and you can ride any kind of bike although I prefer a fat tire (32 to 38 mm) touring or hybrid bike. Make sure you're in shape to do a lot of miles especially in hot weather. The trail is less shaded the farther east you go and it can get a little hot during the summer. Just make sure you drink and stay hydrated.

Visited October 2013
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illinois
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82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Spectacular views the entire trail.”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We biked the entire trail. Loved it. Truely spectacular views and very nice people. Be careful though, there are long stretches without services. Some of the services in small towns that are suppose to be there have shut down. Be sure enough water and gear to change your tires, etc. The BikeKatyTrail.com website is awesome. Trail is extremely well maintained.

Visited October 2013
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Ft. Myers
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Sedalia to St. Charles on the Katy Trail”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a four day ride on the Katy Trail, Sunday thru Wednesday, the first week of October. My husband is an avid cyclist, I am an occasional rider. It was an easy ride, we averaged about 50 miles /day. We road our recumbent bikes, and enjoyed every minute of it! It is a beautiful trail, mostly shaded, with a few stretches of farmland with sun exposure. Todd, from the Katy Bike Rental Shop shuttled us from St. Charles to our start in Sedalia. We stayed in Boonsville, Jefferson City, and Hermann overnight. My biggest piece of advice is this: plan your stops, inquire specifically about the availability of food/drink. The trail website gave us the impression that many towns/trail heads had food&drinks, but we found this not to be the case. There were few restaurants or convenience stores on the trail, and often they were closed, particularly on Monday and Tuesday. So take plenty of snacks and drinks to sustain you for a few hours! And if you stay at a B&B overnight, make sure there will be somewhere open to grab dinner.

Visited October 2013
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