Monday, February 04, 2008

The Katy Trail

Across central Missouri you wil find one of the largest rail-to-trail parks in the nation. The Katy Trail State Park was formed on the abandoned roadbed of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad. It stretches from near Saint Louis/Saint Charles on the east to Clinton Missouri on the west. Most of the trail runs along the Missouri River.

Plan a trip on the Katy Trail, there are many surprises along the way.

6 comments:

Moksha Gren said...

Cool. Odds are good that my Uncle Mike built that. He works for the Missouri Parks department and traveled the Katy Trail building those little bench/kiosks. When I bike in St Charles, I always make a point to take a breather on our identical bench.

photowannabe said...

I had no idea there was a trail park like that. What amazing history and stories it would tell. Great picture of the Stop.

Mark said...

I always had my eye on this place when we lived in Monett. Alas, it was not to be. Just like any other place we've lived, I was in no hurry because I had no idea we'd be moving!

Anna said...

That looks straight out of an old movie!

Geraldo said...

This is the first time I read about rail-to-trail, and I loved the idea. Of course, as a railroad lover, I'd rather see the lines operational...
Here in Brazil railroads had a fate even worse than in the US, and there are probably many hundreds of miles of abandoned roadbeds that could be used as trails.

Anna said...

You OK there?