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Katy Trail State Park

101 Lewis St, Machens to Clinton, Boonville, MO 65039
+1 573-449-7402
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Great trail

This is a great trail for walking, running, and biking. The section in Boonville passes by the old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Best Distance Trail

Biked the entire trail from Clinton to Machens, there wasn't one part that was over grown or hard... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Welcome to Katy Trail State Park, the longest developed rail-trail in the country. Whether you are a bicyclist, walker, equestrian, nature lover or history buff, the trail offers opportunities for recreation, a place to enjoy nature and an avenue to discover the past. The park, built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT or Katy), is 240 miles long and runs between Clinton and Machens with 26 trailheads and four fully restored railroad depots along the way.
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  • Average2%
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101 Lewis St, Machens to Clinton, Boonville, MO 65039
+1 573-449-7402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great trail for walking, running, and biking. The section in Boonville passes by the old Kemper Military School and the Boonville visitor center and museum. Both are worth checking out. Very peaceful, serene, and beautiful.

Thank TerryW2215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Biked the entire trail from Clinton to Machens, there wasn't one part that was over grown or hard to ride on. The trail is well kept and I met some incredible people both traveling and at the stops along the way. If you need a...More

Thank mkitta7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are trying to be more active so we decided that walking on the Katy Trail was a good idea for a day trip. We had taken our niece and nephew there over 10 years ago and they had liked it, so...More

Thank mhuff612
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not your usual state park. It is perhaps 50 yards wide and runs the length of the State of Missouri! This park is the remains of what used to be the Katy Railroad. Once the railroad was gone, the tracks were removed and...More

Thank LuckyTravel4_2_24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have bicycled for about 60 years throughout the United States. Anyone looking for the best bicycle off-road trail, about 300 miles, in the United States, then I would highly recommend the KATY TRAIL in Missouri. I have bike this 300 mile bike trail three...More

Thank Christian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We biked the trail two days, starting about 9 am each day when the temperature was in the 60's. Even though the temperature quickly rose into the low 80's, the shaded trail made it bearable. One day we started at the depot in Sedalia, and...More

Thank UpNorthWoman
Reviewed 13 July 2017

While we were in Boonville, we saw the KATY Trail. I had biked on it a few years ago, but this time we were a foot. My wife & I took a 4 mile trip out and back from the down town area. It is...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is by far my favorite State Park. We rode our bicycles from the Pleasant Hill Spur of the Rock Island to the very end. The trail is in very good condition and I wish something could be worked out with the County around Sedalia....More

Thank KurtLS
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The trail is great. It's level with little elevation change, well maintained and restrooms along the way. Highly recommend

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I traveled to Boonville by car but I also check out the Katy Trail. The visitor center is located next to the trail. The depot has been renovated and is beautiful. I especially love the bridge that crosses the Missouri River. Although cyclists can't cross...More

Thank Pat M
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29 December 2014|
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Response from photojo13 | Reviewed this property |
There are campsites near the Katy trail in and near Jefferson and in Herman. Do not personally know if there are others in between. If you have a trailer hitch receiver, there are several bike racks on line which mount... More