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Katy Trail State Park

239.5 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Metro-East Levee Trail

7.6 mi
State: IL
Gravel

West Alton Trail

2 mi
State: MO
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
At nearly 240 miles long, Katy Trail State Park spans  nearly the full width of Missouri and is the country’s longest continuous rail-trail, intersecting with rural farmland, scenic small towns, and...
MO 239.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Metro-East Levee Trail offers a semicircle route around Cahokia, which lies south of St. Louis and east of the Mississippi River. It parallels a canal and sits atop a levee that is 30 feet high at...
IL 7.6 mi Gravel
The West Alton Trail occupies the right-of-way of an old railroad bed. The crushed-stone trail runs for 2 miles between St. Charles Street at US 67 in West Alton and the Lincoln-Shields Recreation...
MO 2 mi Crushed Stone

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Katy Trail State Park

MO - 239.5 miles

At nearly 240 miles long, Katy Trail State Park spans  nearly the full width of Missouri and is the country’s longest continuous rail-trail, intersecting with rural farmland, scenic small towns, and...

West Alton Trail

MO - 2 miles

The West Alton Trail occupies the right-of-way of an old railroad bed. The crushed-stone trail runs for 2 miles between St. Charles Street at US 67 in West Alton and the Lincoln-Shields Recreation...

Metro-East Levee Trail

IL - 7.6 miles

The Metro-East Levee Trail offers a semicircle route around Cahokia, which lies south of St. Louis and east of the Mississippi River. It parallels a canal and sits atop a levee that is 30 feet high at...

Katy Trail State Park

MO - 239.5 miles

At nearly 240 miles long, Katy Trail State Park spans  nearly the full width of Missouri and is the country’s longest continuous rail-trail, intersecting with rural farmland, scenic small towns, and...

West Alton Trail

MO - 2 miles

The West Alton Trail occupies the right-of-way of an old railroad bed. The crushed-stone trail runs for 2 miles between St. Charles Street at US 67 in West Alton and the Lincoln-Shields Recreation...

Metro-East Levee Trail

IL - 7.6 miles

The Metro-East Levee Trail offers a semicircle route around Cahokia, which lies south of St. Louis and east of the Mississippi River. It parallels a canal and sits atop a levee that is 30 feet high at...

Katy Trail State Park

MO - 239.5 miles

At nearly 240 miles long, Katy Trail State Park spans  nearly the full width of Missouri and is the country’s longest continuous rail-trail, intersecting with rural farmland, scenic small towns, and...

Recent Trail Reviews

Katy Trail State Park

May 2018

May, 2018 by pcturner0277

We rode the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Spur from Pleasant Hill to Windsor and then from Clinton to Machens. The Katy is in excellent condition and we enjoyed the historical markers. We saw snakes, turtles, lizards, indigo buntings and cardinals, turkey, groundhog, rabbit, armadillo, and 1 deer. We camped in Farrington Park in Windsor, Katy Roundhouse in New Franklin, and Steamboat Junction in Bluffton. All three had hot showers which was so awesome at the end of a long dusty ride. All three were nice but our favorite was Steamboat Junction.

The Katy doesnt have as many services close to the trail as we expected and in some cases the water pumps were disabled. The craft brewery in August was a pleasant treat. Ice cream was scarce. Several people said dont bother riding the last 12 miles from St Charles to Machens but it wasnt bad - maybe not quite as nice as other sections but we werent going to stop a few miles from the end.

Overall the scenery was midwestern woods and farm fields. You caught glimpses of the Missouri River from time to time. Tucked up under the bluffs you couldnt really appreciate them.

Very friendly people along the trail happy to give you advice and suggestions.

Metro-East Levee Trail

Wonderful Trail

March, 2018 by sean_roeper

Good trail for riding, Quiet & Beautiful scenery. Great way to spend time for yourself or with family on nice Spring & Summer days. Very relaxing

MCT Ronald J. Foster Heritage Trail

Great trail

March, 2018 by greenbike

We regularly ride this section of trail when we go to Edwardsville. The asphalt paving and new bridges done in 2016 made it even better. An added bonus; Glen Carbon public library just a quarter mile or so from the trail. If you go to Madison County trails be sure to ride this section

Accordion

Katy Trail State Park

Labor Day Weekend ride

October, 2017 by trailhappygirl16

Rode the whole trail in 4 days in September 2017! Absolutely beautiful and such a great experience!

Katy Trail State Park

Clinton to Machens September 2017

October, 2017 by bobsteele

Three of us (all 70 years old) made the trip from west to east riding recumbent trikes. We averaged about 40 miles a day staying at B&Bs and found the trail well maintained, with only minor areas needing repairs. All days were rain free, so the ride was dusty. Very good information stations about the history of most towns.

St. Louis Riverfront Trail

JAMES CURTIS

October, 2017 by james.j.curtis

I think it would be helpful if more portablie toilets were on the trail.

Katy Trail State Park

Rode entire trail in 3 days!

September, 2017 by fitnpeaceful

My friends and I started the Lewis and Clark Trail via the KATY Trail, beginning in St. Charles, MO in 2007. We rode the trail in September and it was beautiful. There are several quaint Bed and Breakfasts along the trail through Missouri and we stayed at a few of them and were never disappointed. We rode the entire trail through Missouri and enjoyed the sightseeing along the way!

Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail

monarch TrailLink

September, 2017 by dutchhe

The Monarch trail is closed until sometime next year.

Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail

Great if you like flat rides!

August, 2017 by ronsteinbruegge

Not a bad trail. Very wide and lightly traveled during the week. I like flat trails even though the wind and sun can mess with you at times. There are many prettier trails in West St Louis County, but this one is still good for a steady peddling workout.

Katy Trail State Park

Great weeklong experience

August, 2017 by sterfrylovesyou

We rode the whole thing in 6 days. We did it in March of 2015, and it was an awesome experience. The "green tunnel" hadn't formed yet as most of the trees were just starting to grow new leaves. It was very rainy, but luckily we brought our ponchos and it didn't ever rain too bad on us. We camped along the way. In my opinion it is the best way to go about it. I would camp in the actual camping sites, because the first night we camped off the side of the trail and I was paranoid all night and didn't sleep well. We started in Clinton (we had a friend drop us off) and ended in St. louis, and then took the train back to Kansas City where we were living at the time. We used road bikes, and because of the rain sometimes the bikes would sink into the trail, so I would recommend something with better wheels. Overall it was a beautiful experience, and would recommend you do it if you have a chance. very wide, and there are no super steep inclines.

Richland Creek Greenway Trail

Parking

August, 2017 by melissa.staffen

There are beautiful sections of this trail and I'll absolutely walk it, again and again, however I feel it's incredibly important to note that there is no parking at the endpoint off 3rd and Cleveland. Instead, it looks like a shady part of town. I drove around and found a parking area near Monroe and Bornman, at the ball fields.

Columbia Bottom Trail - Missouri River Greenway

closed

August, 2017 by randalnic

Very nice area. Paved trail being rebuilt because of flooding. Conservation agent very helpful. Gravel and paved roads to ride but smooth

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