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Map of the Katy Trail

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Katy Trail

Katy Trail Missouri map area

Katy Trail

LENGTH:

225 miles

SURFACE:

unpaved - crushed limestone & natural

COMMUNITIES:

Clinton, Calhoun, Widnsor, Green Ridge, Sedalia, Gifford City, Pilot Grove, Boonville, Franklin, New Franklin, Rocheport, Huntsdale, McBaine, Easley, Wilton, Hartsburg, Tebbetts, Mokane, Portland, Rhineland, McKittrick, Treloar, Mathasville, Augusta, Weldon Springs, St. Charles.

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trails, Missouri countryside, large and small cities, woodlands, wetlands and farmland, bridge over the Missouri River in Boonville, Eagle Bluffs Overlook

NEARBY TRAILS:

Rock Island Spur

M-K-T Nature & Fitness Trail

Hamburg Trail

Busch Greenway

Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail

Creve Coeur Connector Trail

Boschert Greenway

RELATED LINKS:

Columbia

Jefferson City

St. Louis

At 225 miles long, the Katy Trail State Park is the longest rails-to-trails project in the U.S. The state park follows the Katy Trail as it stretches from Clinton to the outskirts of St. Louis crossing much of the State of Missouri. The trail was constructed along the abandoned railroad right-of-way of the Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad and gets its name from "KT" for Kansas - Texas. Much of the route of the trail follows the Missouri River.

The Katy Trail runs across the open country side of Missouri. It goes through farmland, across wetlands, over bridges and through thick forests. Much of the trail is located away from major roadways and has relatively few road crossings. There are long stretches between the communities along the trail, but many of them have trailheads with restrooms and offer other amenities.

In the St. Louis area, the Katy Trail crosses a large number of other local recreational trails and wanders through the many parks along the banks of the Missouri River.

Conditions

The Katy Trail is mostly unpaved with a surface of packed crushed limestone and is open for bike riding, walking and running.

Communities

The Katy Trail goes past or through the following Missouri communities (west to east): Clinton, Calhoun, Windsor, Green Ridge, Sedalia, Gifford City, Pilot Grove, Boonville, Franklin, New Franklin, Rocheport, Huntsdale, McBaine, Easley, Wilton, Hartsburg, Tebbetts, Mokane, Portland, Rhineland, McKittrick, Treloar, Mathasville, Augusta, Weldon Springs and St. Charles.

Points of Interest

The Katy Trail goes past the following points of interest (Clinton to St. Louis):

Wagoner Athletic Complex Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
Clinton Community/Aquatic Center Eagle Bluffs Overlook
Calhoun High School Hart Creek Conservation Area
Windsor High School Hartsburg Access
Bryson's Hope Conservation Area Tate Island
Green Ridge School Grand Bluffs Conservation Area
Katy Park Marthasville Ball Park
Smith-Cotton Jr. High School Hamburg Trail
Frederick T. Temper Park Klondike Park
Cobblestone Street Park Weldon Springs Conservation Area
Bridge over Missouri River in Boonville Busch Greenway
Big Manitou Bluffs Creve Couer Connector Trail
Rocheport Cave Conservation Area Jean Baptist Point DuSable Park
M-K-T Nature & Fitness Trail Boschert Greenway
Nearby Trails

The Katy Trail intersects a number of other recreational trails along its route. There are several recreational trails in St. Louis that meet up with the Katy Trail. There are also recreational trails in Columbia and Jefferson City that lead to the Katy Trail.

Rock Island State Trail: the two trails intersect in the town of Windsor.

End Points

The western end of the improved  Katy Trail is located at Sedalia Avenue in the City of Clinton, Missouri. There is a large parking area off of Price Lane in Clinton that is adjacent to the trail.

There is a gap in the trail in the City of Sedalia where trail users will need to ride along local streets to get to the next section.

In Boonville, the Katy Trail crosses the Missouri River to the north banks.

The west end of the Katy Trail is located at a point just south of Highway 94 to the north of St Louis.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Katy Trail in Missouri.

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