Katy Trail Overview
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
are plans to open 11 additional miles from St. Charles to
Machen in 2007-2008.
Points: St. Charles, MO / Clinton, MO
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.
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