Katy Trail


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Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, van shuttle, leaders, trail maps and narratives.

Assembly Point

Clinton, MO

Nearest Airport (start): Kansas City International Airport
Nearest Airport (end): St Louis Lambert International Airport

Timberline van shuttle is included from Kansas City to Clinton, MO prior to tour and from St. Charles, MO to St. Louis following tour. The van will also return to Kansas City via Clinton after the conclusion of the tour.

Not included: Airline service; Guide Gratuity

Hybrid bikes recommended.

Meeting Time

Kansas City Airport 1 pm, Kansas City Hotel 1:30 pm, Clinton 3:30 pm

Drop-off Time

St. Louis Airport - 3 pm

In 1986, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (also known as the Katy), ceased operation along its trans-Missouri route. After a protracted legal struggle, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources secured the abandoned right-of-way and created the Katy Trail State Park. Starting from the Clinton terminus, the Katy ranks as the nation’s longest rails-to-trails corridor.

Why do we find the Katy so intriguing? Scenically, the trail traverses Missouri’s most magnificent landscape. For much of its route, it follows the course of the Missouri River to its confluence with the Mississippi. Frequently, we are riding this basically hard-pack crushed limestone trail with the Missouri to the right and the rugged limestone bluffs for which Missouri is famous on our left.  At times, we are cycling through an arboreal wonderland.  Other times we ride through the incomparably fertile bottomlands and beautiful vineyards of the Missouri wine country.

From the beginning of our journey at the trail’s west terminus in Clinton, to the final moments at the landing in St. Charles, we are surrounded and immersed in the rich historical and cultural legacy of this region. The role of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806 was profound in the opening of the West. The Katy Trail traces the early (and final) stages of that expedition as it launched from St. Charles and followed the river across the Missouri Territory.  This is truly an adventure of the “Gateway to the West”!

See Detailed Itinerary Here:


Day 1Arrive, assemble, van shuttle, bike fitting, orientation dinner
Day 2Clinton - Sedalia36
Day 3Sedalia - New Franklin40
Day 4New Franklin - Jefferson City36
Day 5Jefferson City - Herman42
Day 6Herman - Augusta38
Day 7Augusta - St. Charles26

Total Distance: 218 miles

Inn Highlights

  • Capitol Plaza
  • Augusta Wine Country Inn

Katy Trail


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