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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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Stunning ride of the KATY TRAIL

All fun and beautiful views for a wonderful anniversary bicycle trip! We stopped at the Boonville... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Karen D
Amazing that it exists at all

First of all, the fact that the trail exists would rate it 5 stars, except that the way the land... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
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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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101 Lewis St, Machens to Clinton, Boonville, MO 65039
+1 573-449-7402
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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
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

Thank PseudoGeek
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
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
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
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 1 September 2017 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 31 August 2017

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 29 August 2017

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

1  Thank Christian H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 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
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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