Rails-to-Trails, Fun for All
The Katy Trail is a 237 mile (386 km) trail stretching across most of the state of Missouri. Over half of it follows Lewis and Clark's path up the Missouri River, where you can ride beneath towering river bluffs while eagles circle overhead. After leaving the river, the trail meanders through peaceful farmland and small-town Americana.
America's longest "rails-to-trail" project, formerly the MKT rail line, is flat and scenic. It's ideal for hiking, running, or cycling on just about any kind of bike. Runners love to use the Katy Trail for long slow distance runs, because it's flat, scenic, and the crushed limestone trail surface is easy on your legs.