Katy Trail Bike Tour
Biking the Katy Trail through Missouri
Departure Point: Clinton, MO
Tour difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate. Remember – there is a Support vehicle always close at hand!
Head West! That was the plan for the builders of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad as they began laying rails following the path of Lewis & Clark up the Missouri River. On June 6, 1870, workers laid rails across the Kansas border winning the race to be the first railroad to reach the “Indian territories.” The initial stock ticker symbol for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad was “K-T” which soon became the affectionate “Katy”.
In 1986, the track between St. Charles, Missouri and Sedalia, Missouri ceased to operate, thus opening a new chapter for the land. In 1990, the first section of the “Katy Trail” was opened. Today, the Katy Trail is a Missouri State Park and a 225-mile rail- trail gem, the longest rail-trail in the country.
The Katy Trail travels through the most scenic areas of Missouri. Most of the journey finds us intertwined with the Missouri River. The scenery changes often, towns over filled with quaintness, the breadbasket of the country, limestone bluffs, and even forests will be your companions on this 6-day journey.
Add this unique and nationally renowned trail to your check list… and check it off easily with help from Wilderness Voyageurs.
Some Katy trail pictures from our trip planning rides.
Learn more about the KATY railroad that created this awesome trail for us.
Call 800-272-4141 to book your bike tour or Request More KATY Trail Information