The Katy Trail is a 225 mile (365 km) bike path stretching across most of the state of Missouri. Over half of the Katy Trail follows Lewis and Clark's path up the Missouri River, where you can ride beneath towering river bluffs while eagles circle overhead. After leaving the river, the Katy Trail meanders through peaceful farmland and small-town Americana.
America's longest "rails-to-trail" project, formerly the MKT rail line, is flat and scenic. It's ideal for hiking, running, or cycling on just about any kind of bike. Horseback riding is also allowed on a 25 mile section of the trail. Many cross-country cyclists include the Katy Trail in their tours. It is part of both Adventure Cycling's Lewis & Clark route, as well as the as well as the American Discovery Trail.
If you are planning a trip or just want more information on this Great Adventure trail, Please go to this link www.bikekatytrail.com. This first class website should be able to answer all your planning needs. If you can't find the info that you need, be sure to e-mail their webmaster.
Here are some stories of the wonderful trips we have taken on this great Rails-to-Trails.
1998 - Columbia, Mo. to St. Charles
1999 - Sedalia, Mo. to St. Charles, Returning to Sedalia via the Amtrak train.
2003 - Clinton, Mo. to St. Charles, Returning to Clinton