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Trail

249.0 mile 400.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 3,329' 1,015 m
Descent: -3,670' -1,119 m
High: 951' 290 m
Low: 433' 132 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Leslie Kehmeier

The longest continuous rail-trail in the United States.

Leslie Kehmeier

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

This trail travels from Clinton to St Charles. A useful website for identifying stops and amenities along the trail can be found here.

The Katy Trail is a rails-to-trails project converted from a prior railroad track. Notably, it passes through rolling farmland, forests, and tallgrass prairies. Food and lodging/camping are all convenient to access from the trail.

The Katy Trail begins southeast of Kansas City in Clinton. In most places, trailheads and rest stops conveniently sit off to the side of the road. Occasionally, the trail follows along portions of the highway.

The trail is covered with a crushed stone, giving the feel of a hard dirt road. The trail is mostly flat and well marked along the way.

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Jun 8, 2019
Alex Kempf
Started at Clifton City, rode to Boonville with Kenny. Back to Clifton city. Then west to Meyers rd and off trail a little bit off trail to check corn 101.5mi — 5h 30m
May 27, 2019
Trent Swartzentruber
May 16, 2019
Max Alander
13.7mi
May 8, 2019
Marty Leake
An overcast day with rising waters 3mi — 2h 20m
Dec 11, 2018
Joey Atkins

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 6 votes

#1

in Clinton

#815

Overall
  4.8 from 6 votes
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#1

in Clinton

#14

in Missouri

#815

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