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A trail leads to the point where the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers meet. Interpretive panels focus on the rivers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The park's location is great for bird watching. Flooding occaisionally causes closure of the park. Check the website prior to your visit.
Katy Trail State Park is the longest rails-to-trails conversion in the U.S. The flat, 237.7-mile trail is open for hiking, running, walking, and bicycling through Missouri countryside.
Many wineries, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, motels, campgrounds and shopping opportunities are located along its length. More than half of the eastern section of the trail follows the Missouri River; after leaving the river, the trail meanders through peaceful farmland and small-town Missouri.
Horseback riding is allowed on the 34.7-mile section between Calhoun and the Sedalia Fairgrounds; also on the 15.3-mile stretch between Tebbetts and Portland.
Motorized vehicles and equipment are prohibited. Electrically assisted, pedal-powered bicycles/tricycles (maximum speed of 20 mph), as well as electrically powered mobility devices for persons with disabilities, such as motorized wheelchairs and scooters, are allowed. No hunting or firearms allowed.
(The map shown on this listing is the location of the Jefferson City trailhead only.)
Main trailheads, listed from west to east:
*Clinton *Calhoun *Windsor *Green Ridge *Sedalia *Clifton City *Pilot Grove *Boonville *New Franklin *Rocheport *McBaine *Hartsburg *North Jefferson City *Tebbetts *Mokane *Portland *McKittrick *Treloar *Marthasville *Dutzow *Augusta *Matson *Weldon Springs *Green Bottom *St. Charles *Machens
Scattered picnic sites, picnic shelters and camping are features of this park. Hiking trails and a paved hiking and bicycling trail traverse the wooded park. A handicapped accessible scenic overlook offers the most expansive views of the Missouri River in the state.
Because the park is located along the forested river corridor, it offers excellent bird watching, especially during spring and fall migrations.
There are secluded picnic areas; a playground; an open shelter; and a campground with modern restrooms, hot showers and laundry facilities.
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