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Biking Along the Missouri River on the Katy Trail

This is a 185-mile trail (will be 238 miles when completed from Machens to Clinton) that parallels the Missouri River from St. Charles to Boonville, then leaves the river turning south to Sedalia. The surface is crushed limestone consisting of "fines" and material less than 1/4 inch in size -- meaning that it is a hard-packed wonderful riding surface, and is as nearly flat as any trail we have ever ridden. It is an absolutely wonderful trail!!

Often referred to as the "Lewis and Clark Trail," you will pass many historic markers, including the Lewis and Clark cave that was detailed in their journals. Ride this trail one day and you will be hooked on rail trails for life!

The photo at the bottom right shows the 1893 MKT tunnel at Rocheport. Katy is a nickname for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which built this line in the mid-1890s.

The photos at the bottom left show how pretty the trail is when it runs right on the river, which it does in many places. And please check out for a lot more information. Copyright 2007, All Rights Reserved Copyright 2007, All Rights Reserved