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Map of the Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

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Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park

Rock Island Spur Missouri map area

Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park, Missouri

LENGTH:

50 miles

SURFACE:

unpaved, crushed stone, natural

COMMUNITIES:

Pleasant Hill. Chilhowee, Post Oak, Leeton, Windsor

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, part of Katy Trail State Park, Missouri countryside, farmland, forests, rural communities, bridges.

NEARBY TRAILS:

Katy Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Kansas City

Kansas City, KS

The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park is a 50-mile long unpaved pathway that is located in Western Missouri. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and stretches between Pleasant Hill and Windsor.  At Windsor, the trail intersects the 240-mile long Katy Trail that spans between Clinton and St. Louis.

The trail travels through natural areas and farmland of western Missouri and goes through a number of rural communities. There are plans to expand the trail for over 200 miles to cross much of the state of Missouri.

Conditions

The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park is unpaved with a surface of crushed stone and natural grasses. The trail is suitable for mountain bikes. The trail is open for hiking and bike riding. Horses are allowed on the trail as well.

The trail is in a very rural area with few services. Bring plenty of water and supplies. The trail is in rougher condition than the Katy Trail and may not be suitable for everyone.

Communities

The Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park goes through the communities of Pleasant Hill, Medford, Chilhowee, Leeton and Windsor.

Nearby Trails

Katy Trail: the two trails intersect at a point to the west of North Street in Windsor near Windsor High School.

End Points

The northwestern end of the Rock Island Spur is located along E 167th Street where it turns into Smart Road to the north of Pleasant Hill. There is a gap in the trail within Pleasant Hill. The northern section ends at the west end of Oak Street. The trail starts again along W. Commercial Street to the west of Walnut Street.

The southeastern end of the trail is adjacent to Windsor High School in Windsor.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Rock Island Spur of Katy Trail State Park in Western Missouri.

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