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Jefferson City Greenway Trail

8.4 mi
State: MO
Concrete

Katy Trail Spur (Jefferson City)

0.8 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone

Katy Trail State Park

239.6 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Jefferson City Greenway Trail spans the capital of Missouri, east to west. The trail primarily follows Wears Creek, although one segment parallels W. Edgewood Drive, offering striking views of the ...
MO 8.4 mi Concrete
The Katy Trail Spur, although short, provides a vital connection between the 238-mile Katy Trail State Park and the North Jefferson Recreation Area on the north bank of the Missouri River. The new park ...
MO 0.8 mi Crushed Stone
Katy Trail State Park is the nation's longest continuous rail-trail, offering nearly 240 miles of scenic trail from Clinton east to Machens on the outskirts of St. Louis. The Katy Trail is in the Rail-Trail ...
MO 239.6 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel

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Jefferson City Greenway Trail

MO - 8.4 miles

The Jefferson City Greenway Trail spans the capital of Missouri, east to west. The trail primarily follows Wears Creek, although one segment parallels W. Edgewood Drive, offering striking views of the ...

Katy Trail Spur (Jefferson City)

MO - 0.8 miles

The Katy Trail Spur, although short, provides a vital connection between the 238-mile Katy Trail State Park and the North Jefferson Recreation Area on the north bank of the Missouri River. The new park ...

Katy Trail State Park

MO - 239.6 miles

Katy Trail State Park is the nation's longest continuous rail-trail, offering nearly 240 miles of scenic trail from Clinton east to Machens on the outskirts of St. Louis. The Katy Trail is in the Rail-Trail ...

Jefferson City Greenway Trail

MO - 8.4 miles

The Jefferson City Greenway Trail spans the capital of Missouri, east to west. The trail primarily follows Wears Creek, although one segment parallels W. Edgewood Drive, offering striking views of the ...

Katy Trail Spur (Jefferson City)

MO - 0.8 miles

The Katy Trail Spur, although short, provides a vital connection between the 238-mile Katy Trail State Park and the North Jefferson Recreation Area on the north bank of the Missouri River. The new park ...

Katy Trail State Park

MO - 239.6 miles

Katy Trail State Park is the nation's longest continuous rail-trail, offering nearly 240 miles of scenic trail from Clinton east to Machens on the outskirts of St. Louis. The Katy Trail is in the Rail-Trail ...

Jefferson City Greenway Trail

MO - 8.4 miles

The Jefferson City Greenway Trail spans the capital of Missouri, east to west. The trail primarily follows Wears Creek, although one segment parallels W. Edgewood Drive, offering striking views of the ...

Katy Trail Spur (Jefferson City)

MO - 0.8 miles

The Katy Trail Spur, although short, provides a vital connection between the 238-mile Katy Trail State Park and the North Jefferson Recreation Area on the north bank of the Missouri River. The new park ...

Katy Trail State Park

MO - 239.6 miles

Katy Trail State Park is the nation's longest continuous rail-trail, offering nearly 240 miles of scenic trail from Clinton east to Machens on the outskirts of St. Louis. The Katy Trail is in the Rail-Trail ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Katy Trail State Park

HE CAUGHT THE KATY….

January, 2017 by koldtoess

Un-FREAKIN’-Believable! The review could end here.
Buy “The Complete Katy Trail Guidebook” by Brett Dufur.
I only had two days to ride to make the best of the eastern half. I will return to ride the western half and the Bluffton and McKittrick/Herman sections I missed. Day 1 - I rode from Columbia to Portland (ride the M-K-T, visit the MLK Memorial Gardens, stop at the iron bridges, enjoy the bluffs, creeks & river, linger at Cooper’s Landing & eat at Dotty’s Cafe). Day 2 - I rode from Trelor to St. Charles (talk to folks at Turner KT Shelter, drink a beverage at Augusta & enjoy the well-earned bounty of St. Charles).

Katy Trail State Park

Went for a Bike ride--Got an amazing history lesson too

November, 2016 by emlundeen

Rented our bikes from Touring Cyclist. The bikes had pannier racks ready for us to load up. We were picked up from the airport and taken to their shop to get fitted for our bikes. They shuttled us from St. Charles to Clinton on Day two and picked us up when we finished in St. Charles. We biked St. Charles to Machen on Day 1. The bikes were perfect for the trail. My cycling friend and I had an amazingly good time biking the 237.7 miles of this trail. The scenery changes were great. The towns along the way had perfect accommodations for us. At some of the Trail Heads there are self repair bike stations. We stopped at every trail head and read the information provided. Took a couple of added detours/stops we would not have known about if it had not been for all the information the trail heads provide. Although you have to add a few miles to get into some towns with accommodations and food, the pathways across the river, etc. provided easy access without automobile traffic.

Many kudos for those who take care of the trail. It is truly a memorable trail ride and the longest I've ever ridden. Love, love, loved it.

Katy Trail State Park

A Great Trail

October, 2016 by gzymmb

We rode this one from the Clinton trailhead for about 5 miles. It was a fun ride on a nice, flat trail. At this trailhead, there were restrooms, water, a bike stand, tools, and even a hand air pump.

Accordion

Katy Trail State Park

TN Travelers September Experience

October, 2016 by bikerathiker

My husband and I stayed in Hartsburg, MO Centrally located along the KATY Trail. We rode out & back loops starting at various depots/trailheads for 5 days. Because of this, we did the mileage of the trail but did not actually cover the entire KATY trail. We traveled on the wide crushed gravel trail on the area from Sedalia to Marthasville, only experiencing a few rough areas from wash outs between Hartsburg and Tebbetts just after leaving the Hartsburg trailhead. The trail was in great shape otherwise! This would be a great trail for a family with children to enjoy. The week began with temperatures in the 90s and then cooled down for the rest of the week into the low 80’s which made riding more enjoyable.

Saturday- Rode from Hartsburg To Roeche Port -52 miles With the Missouri River on one side and beautiful rock bluffs on the other side. HOT day!!! in the 90’s Lot’s of folks were on the trail.
Sunday- was a day of rest (thankfully). We took the afternoon to tour & taste at 3 of the local wineries in Hermann.
Monday-Rode from Roeche Port to Pilot Grove-52 miles We had some gentle ups and downs. Passed through New Franklin (the Santa Fe Trail originally started there) and Booneville (named after Daniel because he lived in the area at one time) Lots of history following the Lewis and Clark trail.
Tuesday-Drove to Pilot Grove to begin our ride. Got there and began unloading bikes and realized that we forgot our lunches (rental house 1 hour away) SOOOOO we drove to Walmart to pick up items for lunch (only 20 minutes away) So we got a late start on the trail…I had shoulder cramps. Just went to mile marker 224(almost to Sedalia)- 42 miles. I had on my UT biking shirt. Passed someone one on the trail from Tellico, TN. Got a “GO VOLS “greeting from him!!
Wednesday-Rode Marthasville to McKittrick-46 miles. This was my FAVORITE section of the Katy Trail. The trail was close the Missouri River and part of the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail. We passed a large middle school group of kids. They were doing 25 mile sections of the KATY trail each day.
Thursday-Rode from Tebbetts to Hartsburg-46 miles Lots of people on the trail today. Rode through farmland and North Jefferson City, MO Making our total mileage 238 miles!!

P.S. Don’t forget to bring your bug spray, the mosquitos can be quite aggressive!

Katy Trail State Park

Well maintained trail nicely marked Booneville to Creve Coeur Trail

September, 2016 by bmcgee1983_tl

Trail was nicely marked miles wise I felt like the trail was under serviced there were many business that were not open that I planned on using. Hats off to the people that maintain the trail it was in good shape. Trail was comparable to the GAP trail between Pittsburgh PA and Cumberland MD just less service areas. The newly remodeled Katfish Katy's in Columbia MO was a nice oasis right on the trail good food.

Katy Trail State Park

THE PLAN COMES TOGETHER!

August, 2016 by utpaduke

I planned this 190-mi bike trip last fall/spring to coincide w/Cards vs. Braves games 5-7 Aug that my wife & I were going to attend. I drove in from Raleigh; my Bro, Al flew in from Houston on Monday 1 Aug to St Charles Mo. On Tues 2 Aug, we rode Amtrak w/our bikes to Sedalia. We began our ride on Tues @ 130PM and rode 50 mi to Rocheport. On Wed we rode 78 mi to McKittrick. On Thurs we rode 61 mi to St Charles! Despite some recent flooding which accounted for a few rough/boggy spots, the KATY trail was OUTSTANDING! The 3-day ride was HOT & grueling, because neither of us had ever ridden w/panniers, and because ice was in short supply. Thank God, the trail is about 75% shaded! I would equate this experience to our G/Canyon Rim-to-Rim hiking experience last October! The people were FRIENDLY; the views of the BIG MO River were AWESOME & INSPIRED us along, as if we had been floating on the raft w/Huck Finn! Months of planning, and all the reservations required were very much worth the effort! The only change, I would make is leave the Amtrak ride for Day3; not Day1.

Katy Trail State Park

I love the Katy

June, 2016 by steve plattner

I live in Cincinnati but have driven out to Missouri 2x to ride the Katy. First, last November, drove to St. Louis, parked at the secure Amtrak lot, rode the train and took my bike to Sedalia. The conductor just stood there and told me to hurry up and get my bike on board and get situated--didn't lift a finger, but I got on and really enjoyed the ride to Sedalia. Got off, rode to the Hotel Bothwell (highly recommended) four blocks away, and took off at 10 AM for Rocheport. It was sunny and cold (35 degrees but eventually hit 55)--some small trees and branches blocked a couple of spots from a storm the day before, but cleared them off, explored Boonville, and ended the day in Rocheport--beautiful spot. Ate dinner at Abigail's--wonderful place. Rode from there 80 miles to McKittrick the next day--stayed at Joey's Birdhouse--very nice B+B. Rode over to Hermann, and took a day off to take the train down to Washington, MO and explored that area before heading back to St. Louis. In two days of intense riding only saw 1 other person riding, and a few walking. The stretch east of Rocheport is beautiful and loaded with historical information about Lewis & Clark. Trail was in good shape, though with lots of leaves down you have to watch for the occasional gopher hole or erosion in a few places. Overall, the trail is maintained really, really well.

I went back in March--week before Easter--with my wife. We took shorter rides--Boonville (really nice town, great hotel--Hotel Frederick) 1/2 way to Clinton and back, and from there over to Clinton and back. I took the train and my bike and went to Hermann where I waited out a storm before riding the Herman to Machens leg (about 80 miles). I love Herman. Great Wurst Haus near the train station. The only rough spot I ever encountered was 3-4 west of Machens, where as a sign warned, the trail had pretty much been washed away over the winter. It was muddy and with Big Ben Schwalbe tires, I was still able to get through and finish out the whole trail.

I really enjoy riding this one off-season. You really have to plan ahead--what if a tire blows or you have a mechanical issue? You need to be prepared and as someone else noted, on November 1 the water is shut off at the trail heads, so you need to plan for it. There aren't many places to stay in the winter, and some of them are pretty spendy, so I would factor that in too. Having Amtrak to take you and your bike for an extra $10 (despite the occasional cranky conductor), is a huge plus too if you're going to St. Louis, Washington, Herman, Jeff City, or Sedalia.

I love the Katy. The trail surface is excellent overall. The topography is really interesting and varied. The Missouri River valley and the towns are beautiful and calm. If you could only down a portion of it, I'd go from Sedalia to Boonville, on to Rocheport and on to McKittrick/Herman. I would go so far as to rate it slightly ahead of the Elroy Sparta Trail in WI--which is hard to beat--but is about 15% as long as the Katy. All in all, you can't beat it, especially in the spring and fall months.

Katy Trail State Park

Katy Trail, June 20-21, 2016

June, 2016 by linda.pf

My wife, Linda, and I bicycled miles 160-181 of the Katy Trail, a section from a little west of Rocheport (west of Columbia) to somewhat south of Easley
(somewhat west of Jefferson City) on Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22. Apart from seconding people's observations about the trail's beauty, I have the
following thoughts to offer:

-. This section of the trail offers two excellent vistas of the Missouri River: one north of McBaine and one south of it.

-. Lots of lightning bugs (a.k.a. fireflies) along this section of trail at this time of year, along with tiny toads (be careful to avoid) and the inevitable mosquitos.

-. A section near Cooper's Landing, roughly MM 164, is also home to BoatHenge, a small green space with a row of maybe six boats buried standing up, with roughly two-thirds of their length visible. If you're a fan of the "Weird USA" book series, this would be worth a photo.

-. The TrailLink map shows parking at Huntsdale. This parking lot, on the property of Katfish Katy's, is currently closed for construction. The signs
promise a reopening in fall 2016.

-. If you're headed for this part of the trail, use the McBaine trailhead instead of Huntsdale. Do be aware, however, that a section of MO 163 along US
163 is currently closed, due to bridge repairs. Try Discovery Boulevard -> Egan Road -> Rock Quarry Road -> 163 -> K instead.

-. While the M-K-T connector trail looks usable in theory, it crosses a heavily traveled multi-lane road, Stadium Boulevard, in Columbia, at roughly
a 45 degree angle. Unless you're into playing Frogger or a Mizzou student who doesn't have wheels, I'd really consider driving to McBaine instead.

Katy Trail State Park

First Bike Trail Ride!

June, 2016 by mduffey3

This was my first bike trail ride of 237 miles! My brother-n-law and I rode this trail and it was a great experience. A couple of days, we saw 100 degree weather (June 2016) but it was still fun! The stops and the people we met along the way was priceless!!!! I recommend this trail to everyone.

Jefferson City Greenway Trail

Jaycee Park to Eastern TH and back

June, 2016 by adsaxs

We started the ride at Jaycee Park Lake. The first thing we noticed was that the trail needs better signage. Just a quarter mile from the start, we missed the right turn on the trail onto Edgewood Drive and had to backtrack. There should be a sign at this intersection. Since this is a greenway, the trail has a number of walkers and joggers in addition to bikers. There are a number of street crossings and places where the trail crosses driveways, but since we cycled on a Sunday, there wasn’t a problem at the crossings.

Since a good part of the trail runs along a road, it could be noisy during the week. The trail is quite hilly in sections but the trail is in very good condition with a number parks with picnic tables and benches.

We liked the southside section of the trail known as old Munichburg which is one of the older sections of Jefferson City. The trail ends abruptly at Dunklin Street which, I understand, is a short ride to downtown.

Overall, an interesting way to see the various neighborhoods of Jefferson City.

Katy Trail State Park

Great trail to ride!

March, 2016 by registeredhillbilly

Last year I met my cousins in May at Clinton, MO and started our first long distance ride. It was a blast, even though there was some rain to deal with. We went back in October to travel the stretch we missed the first time. We are meeting again in May of this year to ride it again. A must for your bucket list!

Katy Trail State Park

Always an adventure

January, 2016 by somuchbeautyindirt89

My friend and I have rode sections and the entire trail. Every time there are new experiences and the beautiful countryside never gets old. Took some photos on one of our 4 day rides. Check it out!

http://adventeurs.com/the-katy-trail/

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