A Cycling Journey: The Katy Trail Across Missouri

Bike America’s longest “rails-to-trails” project, the Katy Trail, learning about the MKT Railroad, Lewis and Clark and visiting the region’s historic sites and towns.
Rating (4.91)
Program No. 12693RJ
8 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Bike along the Missouri River and through dense forest, prairies, rolling farmland and wetlands as you cover up to 188 miles of the 240-mile Katy Trail, America's longest “rails-to-trails” project. A protected state park, the Katy Trail follows 240 miles of the former Missouri- Kansas- Texas (MKT) Railroad Corridor from St. Charles to Clinton. Enjoy expert-led educational sessions on the fascinating history that surrounds this storied trail.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Biking 26-51 miles daily on relatively flat, gravel terrain. Elevation of 500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bike along the scenic Katy Trail — often with the Missouri River on one side and bluffs on the other.
  • Learn about MKT Railroad history, the Missouri River and the journey of Lewis and Clark.
  • Visit Herman's Deutschheim State Historic Site and explore the culture of the Midwest in towns along the trail.

General Notes

Participants must bring own helmet and may bring own bike or choose bike-rental option at added cost.
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