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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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Get on your bikes and ride!

Kudos to the Missouri Parks system for their vision and commitment to bike trails! Very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shan C
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Athens, Georgia
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Not well maintained

The trail from Clinton to Sedalia is not well maintained. It is strewn with small bit of debris... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael C
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Yorba Linda, California
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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...more
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101 Lewis St, Machens to Clinton, Boonville, MO 65039
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+1 573-449-7402
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"road bike"
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"natural resources"
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"crushed limestone"
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"historical markers"
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"corn fields"
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"great ride"
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"great place to walk"
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"bucket list"
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"cooper's landing"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kudos to the Missouri Parks system for their vision and commitment to bike trails! Very well maintained trail offering a super mellow ride.

Thank Shan C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail from Clinton to Sedalia is not well maintained. It is strewn with small bit of debris. Most of it appeared to to from a bush hog used to mow the vegetation along the sides of the trail with no attempt to clean it...More

1  Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I rode 150 miles of the Katy Trail from Boonville to St. Charles with a couple friends from college, neither of whom was much of a cyclist previously -- we had an incredible time! We covered the distance in 3-1/2 days, which included a side-trip...More

Thank Rhett B
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

All fun and beautiful views for a wonderful anniversary bicycle trip! We stopped at the Boonville Visitor Center and Taylor's Bake Shoppe. Can't wait for a 2nd trip on the trail.

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

First of all, the fact that the trail exists would rate it 5 stars, except that the way the land was confiscated from the farmers still really irks me. The railroad made contracts with the property owners that if it ever ceased operation as a...More

1  Thank PseudoGeek
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife and I have ridden the Katy Trail several times. We are always amazed that such a great amenity is available to anyone at no cost in the center of the USA. The trail is remotely located and in many places is right next...More

Thank markrovenstine
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

My four lady friends and I bicycled the trail from the beginning in Clinton to the end in Machen over six days. The depots along the way were nicely done and a welcomed site. Signage was very good. The trail is well maintained for the...More

Thank Jeanne M
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Several of us rented bikes and spent the morning riding 15 miles of the Katy Trail. Well marked, flat, river views and most enjoyable event while attending a conference.

Thank dunn2002
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

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
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jeffjward
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
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