Katy Trail State Park

Trail Map

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The Katy Trail State Park is one of the nation's longest rail-trail projects—nearly 238 miles of scenic trail built especially for walkers and cyclists and stretching from Clinton east to Machens, in St. Charles County. Equestrians are allowed to use the western section from the state fairgrounds in Sedalia to Calhoun only.

The trail occupies a segment of rail corridor that once carried trains of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (a.k.a., the Katy). In 1986 the railroad ceased operations along this route, literally paving the way to creating the extraordinary recreational opportunity it is today.

The Katy Trail passes through some of Missouri's most scenic areas. In particular, much of the trail follows the mighty Missouri River, which feature amazing bluffs. In fact, the segment that passes between St. Charles and Boonville is an official portion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The trail includes other landscapes as well, such as forests, wetlands, valleys, remnant prairies and rolling farm fields. Despite the changes in landscape, the Katy Trail is relatively flat.

The Katy Trail is part of the American Discovery Trail and is designated a Millennium Legacy Trail. The trail is open only during daylight hours only. Many of the towns along the way offer services to trail users, and you'll find many access points.

Parking and Trail Access

Directions to Katy Trail trailheads:

St. Charles Trail Head at mile marker 39.5 -- from I-70, take exit 229 for 5th St. Turn left at S. 5th St. Slight left at Boone's Lick Rd. Turn right at E. Chauncey Rd.

Greens Bottom Rd. Trail Head at mile marker 45.7 -- from MO-94, turn south onto Jungs Station Rd. Turn east (right) onto Greens Bottom Rd.

Weldon Spring Trail Head at mile marker 56 -- from MO-94, follow highway sign and turn south to trail head.

Defiance parking lot at mile marker 59.1 -- immediately southeast of MO-94 in the community of Defiance.

Matson Trail Head at mile marker 60.6 -- immediately west of MO-94 in the community of Matson.

Augusta Trail Head at mile marker 66.3 -- from MO-94, turn south onto Jackson St. Turn east (left) onto Main St. Turn south (right) onto Public St.

Dutzow Trail Head at mile marker 74 -- from Hwy. 47, turn northeast onto MO-94. From MO-94, turn northwest (left) into trail head immediately south of community of Dutzow.

Marthasville Trail Head at mile marker 77.7 -- from Hwy. 47/MO-94, turn north onto First St. Turn west (left) onto Depot St.

Treloar Trail Head at mile marker 84.4 -- from MO-94, turn north onto Koch Creek Rd./Rt. N.

McKittrick Trail Head at mile marker 100.8 -- from MO-94, turn north onto Hwy. 19. Turn east (right) onto Main St. Turn south (right) onto Sterling St.

Portland Trail Head at mile marker 115.9 -- from MO-94, turn south onto Market St.

Mokane Trail Head at mile marker 125 -- from MO-94, turn north onto Rt. C.

Tebbetts Trail Head at mile marker 131.2 -- from MO-94, turn north onto County Rd. 485.

N. Jefferson Trail Head at mile marker 143.2 -- from Hwy. 54, turn west onto Rt. W/Cedar City Dr. Turn north (right) onto Oilwell Rd. Turn east (right) onto Katy Rd.

Hartsburg Trail Head at mile marker 153.6 -- from Hwy. 63, turn southwest onto Rt. A.

McBaine Trail Head at mile marker 169.5 -- from Hwy. 63, turn west onto Hwy. 163. Turn south (left) onto Rt. K.

Rocheport Trail Head at mile marker 178.3 -- from I-70, take exit 115 to Rt. BB, to Rocheport. Turn south (left) onto Pike St. Turn east (left) onto First St.

New Franklin Trail Head at mile marker 188.2 -- from Hwy. 40, turn north onto Hwy. 5. Turn east (right) onto E. Mokane St. Turn south (right) onto Howard St.

Boonville Trail Head at mile marker 191.8 -- from Hwy. 5, turn south west onto Spring St. Turn lsouth (left) onto 1st St.

Pilot Grove Trail Head at mile marker 203.3 -- from I-70, take exit 98 for Hwy. 135 south, towards Pilot Grove. Turn west (right) onto Roe St. Turn north (right) onto Main St.

Clifton City Trail Head at mile marker 215.4 -- from Hwy. 135, turn onto Rt. BB.

Sedalia Trail Head at mile marker 229 -- from Hwy. 50, turn north onto Engineer Ave. Turn east (right) onto E. 3rd St.

Sedalia Fairgrounds parking area at mile marker 229.9 -- from Hwy. 50, turn onto Hwy. 65 S. Turn west (right) onto Rt. Y. Turn south (left) onto Clarendon Rd.

Green Ridge Trail Head at mile marker 239.2 -- from Hwy. 65 S, turn west onto Rt. B. Turn south onto Hwy. 127.

Windsor Trail Head at mile marker 248 -- from Hwy. 65 S, turn west onto Hwy. 52. Turn north (right) onto Rt. 2.

Calhoun Trail Head at mile marker 255.5 -- from Hwy. 52, turn north onto Olive St.

Clinton Trail Head at mile marker 264.6 -- from Hwy. 52, turn onto Price Lane

Reviews

A trip of a life time!

   May, 2014 by bkn94

2 years ago in Oct, a couple of friends and I rode the entire trail from Clinton to St.Charles. We did it over 4.5 days. Got a shuttle from Katy Trail Bike rental ,Defiance MO. They picked us up with all our gear at the St.Charles river front and drove ...read more

January Ride

   January, 2014 by joelbikeone

Enjoyed a great ride starting at GreenRidge on January 20. The trail was fast in the morning when frozen but became soft in afternoon. It was an amazing ride and great workout! Kudo's to the landowners who allow this through their farms, the volunteers, ...read more

Hartsburg to Tebbetts

   October, 2013 by jerome.burgess.52

Nice flat ride along the river and skirts Jefferson City. Should be better with the turning of the fall leafs. 44 miles ridden with my wife and she also enjoy the scenery. read more