MM 153 – Hartsburg Trailhead – Restroom remains open with water. 240 Spur to Hwy. Watch for more pictures as we celebrate this special anniversary! It was passable, but DNR may have blocked it off. Today I talked to MO State Parks region coordinator. MM 255 – Calhoun Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. While much of the trail is open for business, those seeking to visit this fall should check conditions often as crews work to … Trail section between Wilton and Hartsburg was rough due to grading work and new gravel (large pieces) on some parts. Updated October 16, 2020 Fall is a prime time to traverse the Katy Trail. Downed tree has been cleared. There are 26 trailheads along the entire length with a variety of amenities. MM 169 – McBaine Trailhead – Restroom remains open, water fountain turned off. EAST TO WEST: From the Rocheport Trailhead, take the Katy Trail to Central Street (.2 mile). 40 (1.0 mile). Heavy recent rain had me concerned but even after only 24 hours of dry weather trail conditions were excellent. There are dozens to choose from, at locations all along the trail. We suggest that you also check the forum for any recent Katy Trail or Rock Island Trail condition updates - and please share any information you … The park suggested detour coming into Rocheport is a bit harrowing for non rode bikers as highway 40 has only a 0-12 inch shoulder for the 2.6 miles required to get to 240. Note: While we strive to keep conditions as accurate as possible they can and will change. Contact. MM 218 -Rock slide on a portion of the trail. Effective Monday, October 26, some of the Katy Trail's flush restrooms and water hydrants will be closed for the remainder of the on-season due to freezing conditions. Great Allegheny Passage – 4 Day; Great Allegheny Passage – 5 Day ; Great Allegheny Passage – 6 Day; C&O Canal Towpath. 952 were here. While restrooms and water are limited, the trail is open. Weather patterns tend to move west-to-east. 4011 (NW corner of Front and Wheeler), 573-634-2322 Parking Trailhead The Turner Katy Trail Shelter, 5551 Co. Rd. Katy Trail Elevation Chart . Not certain if finished, but appears to continue past treloar. If budget is not approved, then there is little to no chance of the bridge being replaced in the next year. MM 143 – North Jefferson Trailhead – Restroom remains open with water. in poor condition. Passable if it's dry and you are willing to walk your gear down and up. “We're high and dry, and sections of the trail are open. Water fountain turned off. Roughly three quarter of a mile east of Wilton, the trail consists of dirt where it has been scraped. 40. Just finished riding most of the trail. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/missouri/katy-trail-boonville-trailhead We found one but it was a big pain in the you know what. We had the opportunity to plant the first tree yesterday at our public meeting in Rocheport. It will become quite muddy and likely covered with lpools of standing water waiter a hard rain. Just as an FYI, with all the standing water around, be sure to wear bug protection. This is final part of a 3-part series. Last year during this time much of the trail was still closed due to historic flooding. Bridge over Salt Creek is completely destroyed and Creek uncrossable. Advisory: May 2020 - In June 2019, parts of the Katy Trail were flooded. I picked a weekend and rode about 105 miles on my mountain bike. Follow detour signs to N. Main Street to by-pass work area. Aside from being a popular destination for cyclists, the Katy Trail is also used by hikers and horseback riders, with its hard, flat surface covered in crushed limestone. MM 191 – Boonville Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. Portable toilet provided. Vault bathrooms occasionally along the trail that are not appealing to the nose, but get the job done. MM 178.5 – 181, Central Street in Rocheport to Davisdale (beg. pedestrians on highway 40 west of Rocheport. In all, there's about a half-mile of loose gravel in the area. Water fountain turned off. All on rough gravel roads. There are still no signs or markers for cyclist and hikers and no signs to alert auto traffic to the presence of Ride along for $55 to Rocheport or Boonville, $70 to Sedalia or $90 to Clinton. It has an abrupt drop off and is obvious that some one lowered the trail through that part of the park on purpose. In general, pin colors indicate good conditions (green), bad conditions (red), or moderate conditions (yellow). Start 2021 out right and hit the gravel! C&O Canal … This extends for about .1 to .2 miles. Contact Todd at 636 987-2600 to reserve your spot. Other than that, the section is dry and "smooth". Stay on the highway until the bottom of the hill where you reach 240 and turn right into Rocheport. Great Allegheny Passage. We will meet and end in St. Charles, Missouri. About Us. Who: Be Mitchell [_] Where: From St. Charles to Clinton When: 10/18/2021 2 riders. The citizens of Missouri are fortunate to have this jewel in their backyard, but in the past it was less accessible to to Kansas City residents due to distance. The trail is fenced off at the Creek and significant debris from the old bridge is piled on east side. Katy Trail is also part of the American Discovery Trail, has been designated as a Millennium Legacy Trail and was added to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame in 2008. As always, stay alert to your surroundings and follow any signs posted. First, I love how frequent the trail heads are near each town, it allow... Read all 192 reviews. MM 188.21 – New Franklin Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. Turn right onto Central Street. When I got home I decided that a photo essay and a solid map would be the best way I could help to promote the Katy Trail. The State budget starts on July 1st, and she did not know if funds had been allocated for replacement. Park service notes No approved detours. Ride safe, hope for the best from autos, Maurice. Recent trail conditions, as reported by your fellow riders and trail users. Some said not do-able on Katy Trail buy I say no problem. Rider-reported trail conditions on the Katy Trail Recent trail conditions, as reported by your fellow riders and trail users. The Katy Trail begins southeast of Kansas City in Clinton and runs nearly 240 miles to Machens, Missouri which is just east of St. Charles. Whole tree or many limbs/branches, large, across trail just a few miles before getting to Tebbets from JC. Feel free to enter your favorite stops along the way. The trail between peers and treloar has been repaired enough to ride comfortably. Alternative route using HWY 40 is posted on trail website. We where also able to ride our bikes on the edge of highway 47 to Washington and cross the new bridge without much effort , there is a 4-6 foot edge, all the way to the bridge and even the new bridge has a wide edge. Start 2021 out right and hit the gravel! Two trees Dead fully blocking Katy trail at hey 40/61 1/2 mile east of the bridge in Weldon springs mo. I am addicted to Google Maps, and noticed that there wasn’t a Katy Trail Map that includes all of the points of interest in one convenient place. Central Street becomes MO Hwy. Trips. Portable toilet provided. I'm cycling across Missouri on the 240 mile Katy Trail State Park. Hartsburg - A sign at the Hartsburg trailhead of the Katy Trail State Park warns the pedestrian and bicycle trail is closed ahead because of the Missouri River flooding on June 3, 2019. MM 203 – Pilot Grove Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. Rode east today out of Herman to Dutzow and although trees where down and trail was in rough condition in spots, we where able to complete the ride without taking any detours. Winter has decided to give us a sneak preview. Just west of Case there was a tree that had completely blocked the trail. The “Friends of the Katy Trail” board have wrapped up a $8 million project to put the final touches on the trail — surpassing the goal by more than $400,000. Trip planning considerations: Make sure to visit the Katy Trail State Park website for current trail conditions; washouts and rough areas are not uncommon as a result of varying weather. She said that the old bridge is irreparable, and there are no immediate plans to start replacement (and it is going to be expensive). Updated November 14, 2019 The Katy Trail has had a rough go with historic flooding shutting down large portions of the beloved limestone path. The closures will remain in effect after November 1, which is the beginning of the normal off-season. MM 37 – Until further notice, this section of Katy Trail will be closed for installation of a new storm pipe and levee floodgate. We make no representation as to the actual condition of the trail or the accuracy of this information. Click here to add Trail Conditions to the list, Missouri State Parks official Park Advisories web page, BikeKatyTrail.com full Terms and Conditions. Gap is about 50 feet wide and 15 feet deep. The OFFICIAL Facebook page for Katy Trail State Park. Just south of Coopers Landing the trail is closed for construction, Monday - Friday, 7 Am to 4pm. Katy Trail State Park; Activities. Ability to flag conditions that are no longer accurate. The trail from Clinton to Rocheport is in good shape except for the closure east of Booneville and just west of Rocheport. We will be planting the remainder of the trees during September and October at our trailheads and parking areas. Scroll down for radar map. BikeKatyTrail provides this web page only as a service to trail users. We offer plenty of bike tour itineraries (see below) along the Katy. Just slowed down some and rode the line without any problems. Potential Flooding Locations - Katy Trail State Park. Don't be fooled by the alt 240 signs. info@nibiketouring.com 844-424-5342 Mon - Fri, 9AM - 5PM (EST) Menu . MM 74 – Dutzow Trailhead – Water / Restrooms closed – Portable toilet provided, MM 77 – Marthasville Trailhead – Water / Restrooms closed – Portable toilet provided, MM 116 – 118 – Rock fall on trail – no recommended detour. We came down to the trail on club house road which is where they had it closed on the other end. Trail Conditions for Katy Trail State Park in Missouri Check the State Parks Katy Trail web page for current trail conditions. There was a detour off the Katy Trail into Klondike Park (St. Charles County Park System) that added an extra 1.5 each way with both blacktop and gravel trails with two very steep hills. Brett Dufur, owner of Katy Trail Bed and Breakfast in Rocheport, said the perception of a flood is as bad as an actual flood. Katy Trail Conditions – Winter 2021 Updated January 16, 2021 Winter is an often overlooked but excellent time to traverse the Katy Trail. Hopefully some improvements will be forthcoming. If you encounter a sections of the trail not listed, let us know. While restrooms and water are limited, the trail is open. Trail users should use signed detour and not cross the barrier at MM 178.5 and MM 181.4. + - Sort towns: West to East East to West. 4011 (NW Trail is open through Case. I started at the Pilot Grove trail head and biked to Hartsburg. Based on the damage caused by the comparable flood of 1993, Missouri State Parks staff expects to find holes, washouts, bridge damage, downed trees, debris, silt … KatyTrailMO is not responsible for inaccurate closures and or listings. When a trail condition covers a section, rather than a single location, numbered pins will appear at the start and end of that section. Trail users have the opportunity to wind through some of the most scenic areas of the state with the majority of the trail closely following the Missouri River. No two sections of the trail are the same and the natural beauty surrounding the trail changes with the seasons. Winter is an often overlooked but excellent time to traverse the Katy Trail. Heath Meriwether, former executive editor of the Detroit Free Press, spent his childhood in Columbia, Mo., in the 1950s and 60s. MM 181 – 181.6 – Closed due to the Salt Creek bridge being out. The washout between Ell Road and Machens has been repaired and the Katy is passable again. Can't say past that, but expect passable trail. Best parking pick-up/drop-off is at Black Walnut. 4011 (NW corner of Front and Wheeler), 573-634-2322 Restroom Trailhead The Turner Katy Trail Shelter, 5551 Co. Rd. August 11th, 2019 Waters have receded on the majority of the Katy Trail, however, trail conditions are still poor in areas that experienced flooding over the past several months. I tour on a Trek Madone road bike with skinny/100 psi 700x25 tires. Location. Turn left onto Hwy. There was no warning sign, so be careful in that area, you can easily be injured. Private parking is available on site. Trail Conditions at Katy Trail State Park Katy Trail State Park is now open for approximately 240 continuous miles from Machens to Clinton. Located in Dallas, 2,300 feet from American Airlines Center and 0.9 mi from Sixth Floor Museum, The Guild Victory Park | Katy Trail features accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. October 16, 2020 Fall is a prime time to traverse the Katy Trail. One crossing near Steedman, very much lower than the Katy Trail. Portable toilet provided. MM 264 – Clinton Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. Repairs will be complicated by a new higher levee on west side of Creek that blocks the old route. Some of the trail also is repaved but watch out for clumps of loose gravel. Active Dates. Katy Trail State Park has been designed specifically for bicyclists and hikers. Missouri's Katy Trail is a "must ride" for touring cyclists from all over the country, offering over 200 miles of scenic uninterrupted trail. 40 to the first Davisdale Conservation Area parking lot, on the right (3.0 miles). Full view . Not all pins appear, because some are directly on top of others, For example, if several reported sections start or end on Boonville, only one of those Boonville pins will be visible because it exactly covers the other Boonville pins. The Katy Trail stretches for 240 miles between Clinton and Machens, with the majority of the route following the north bank of the Missouri River. Thanks to Gary Irwin for providing this chart. No repair work has been initiated. The website also lists the many special events that are held on the trail. 240 Spur (.1 mile). Fast not so safe. This map is maintained by the Missouri State Parks and lists most trail closures and detours. Bicycling; Hiking; MO FooterMenu. Portable toilet provided. Every time we stopped, the mosquitoes were all over us. The KATY Shuttle will depart from the White Gazebo in the Long Term KATY Trail Parking Lot behind the Country Inn & Suites Hotel at 1pm headed west. Water fountain turned off. The trail passes through some of Missouri’s most scenic regions, including forests, valleys, wetlands and farms. Food, lodging, and camping are all convenient to access from the trail for multi-day trips. Take Hwy. The Katy trail goes on for miles and miles in both direction. Mar 14, 2019 until further notice. Portland to McBaine is a little bit rougher condition, many of the cross roads are No more detours. Hover over a pin for location; click a pin for details. Large section still washed out about 0.5 miles West of Machens trailhead. MM 227 – Sedalia Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. and they tell you no detour. Orange mesh blocking trail due to a rock slide. Now in its 28th year, the Katy follows the Missouri River for 165 miles of its journey. use hwy 40 all the way after trail stop. Update on the Salt Creek bridge detour: No work has been done since my last update on 5/2/20. Katy Trail State Park | Photo by Wilson Hurst Trail of the Month: September 2007. Weather along the Katy Trail Current weather conditions will load after several seconds. 2020 has brought its own challenges but as far as trail conditions go, things are looking great and the entire trail is certainly passable with … As you can see, there is some variation in the western section, and then a gradual decline heading eastward from Boonville where the trail runs alongside the Missouri River. Only detour would be to take Highway 94, which we didn’t choose to do. MO State Parks wants the trail re-opened as quickly as possible. Available Services Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce 800-257-3554 or 573-642-3055 Lodging The Turner Katy Trail Shelter, 5551 Co. Rd. MM 247 – Windsor Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. Closures and cautions summarized below were last updated 10/16/2020. I inquired with MODOT and Mo State Parks last year. Conditions were excellent but for the last 14 miles east of St Charles. There was construction equipment along this segment as well. Get there before 7 or after 4 would be my recommendation. For information on areas that can be impacted by flooding, please visit the Potential Flood Locations page. Below are the elevations (altitudes) for towns along the Katy Trail. Advisory pertains to… Parks. MM 239 – Green Ridge Trailhead – Restroom closed, no water. You have to go up into the very steep hills and back down. The Katy Trail is one of the longest rail trails in the country. MM 178 – Rocheport Trailhead – Restroom remains open with water. In honor of Katy Trail State Park's 30th anniversary, we are planting 30 Burr Oak Trees from Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. Take Hwy. Many offer special services; for example, some B&Bs that are not directly on the trail will pick up you and your bike at the trailhead. Klondike bridge and Bigelow Creek are repaired. The trail from Weldon springs to marthasville is in great shape. 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