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The Katy Trail

Katy Trail Overview

Katy TrailThe Katy Trail State Park is a 225 mile rail trail located in St. Charles, Missouri. The trail goes from Clinton, Mo east to St. Charles, Mo. near St. Louis.

The Katy Trail is a great ride! It is mostly flat and the surface of crushed limestone is solid except during heavy downpours. The trail has great views along the Missouri River and passes through many types of unique terrain. There is much wildlife to see as well.

The Katy Trail is the previous rail bed for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Rail Road (M-K-T, or "Katy"). Between St. Charles and Boonville, The Katy Trail is an official segment of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

The trail can be used for simple day bike rides or multi-day biking events traversing the entire trail from Clinton to St. Charles. For longer trips or emergencies, there are number of independently owned Katy Trail shuttle services.

The trail is challenging for multi-day rides, but well worth the effort. There are many places along the route for lodging and meals, but be sure to pack extra water and food just in case. This is especially true during the Summer months.

There are plans to open 11 additional miles from St. Charles to Machen in 2007-2008.


Katy TrailKaty Trail Facts

  • Length: 225.1 Miles
  • Surface: Crushed Limestone
  • State: Missouri
  • Start/End Points: St. Charles, MO / Clinton, MO

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The Complete Katy Trail Guidebook

The Complete Katy Trail Guidebook is a great trail guide to have along during your bike ride or hike on The Katy Trail. The Katy Trail is over 225 miles long and has many great places to see along the way. Be sure to visit some of the great small towns and cities along the way. There are many nice bed & breakfasts along the trail as well. A welcome relief after a long day on the trail!

We used this book on our trip riding the entire trail in 2002. Best of all the book keeps getting updated with new information.

TO ORDER THE COMPLETE KATY TRAIL GUIDEBOOK, CLICK THE LINK ON Amazon.com link THE LEFT. BE SURE TO ORDER MULTIPLE COPIES FOR EVERYONE IN YOUR RIDE GROUP!

Note: If Amazon.com says the book is OUT OF STOCK they are only referring to their warehouse. There are MANY other vendors who have both new and used versions of of the book IN STOCK at reduced prices.

     
Katy Trail Pictures  

Do you have some great photos of your Katy Trail journey? Send them to KatyTrail@RailsToTrails.us. We'll include them on the site.
   

Katy Trail Businesses
Armstrong Trail
Sample Bed & Breakfast
123 Sample Street
Sample, MO 28734
Tele:1-800-555-1234
http://www.Sample.com


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