Katy Trail State Park is the longest rails-to-trails conversion in the U.S. The flat, 240-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
You can also ride the 48-mile Rock Island Spur, which goes from Windsor to Pleasant Hill.