Missouri’s Katy Trail Trip Elevation Profile
Missouri’s Katy Trail is another prime example of generally flat, railroad-grade riding. However, certain areas of the trail contain slopes or elongated climbs.
Below is a sampling of the ride elevation profiles from each day of the tour. This is a representative group– it may not include all ride options and it may not be the entire ride of each day. Keep in mind the scale of the image can distort both the steepness up and down of these rides.
Don’t be alarmed by sudden spikes in elevation gain – the GPS tracking cannot account for bridges and tunnels. On a bridge crossing, it reads down to the ground level. Same as a tunnel passing. Instead of reading to the tunnel surface, it reads to the ground level above the tunnel – thus looking like a sudden spike in elevation gain.
Day 1: Clinton to Sedalia
38.2 miles; + 703 ft / – 573 ft
Day 2: Sedalia to Rocheport
50.1 miles; + 1030 ft / – 1315 ft
Day 3: Rocheport to Jefferson City
38.3 miles; + 914 ft / – 980 ft
Day 4: Jefferson City to Hermann
47.6 miles; + 1103 ft / – 1119 ft
Day 5: Hermann to Augusta
36.9 miles; + 898 ft / – 934 ft
Day 6: Augusta to St. Charles
27.7 miles; + 641 ft / – 710 ft
To check out the tour overview, follow the link for Katy Trail details.
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