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Katy Trail in late May

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Katy Trail in late May

My husband, 20 year old daughter and I are planning a late May 2-3 day bicycle trip on the Katy trail, then continuing to Kansas for a family graduation celebration. Any suggestions on short to medium trips on the trail? Special places to lunch and spend the night?

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1. Re: Katy Trail in late May

Check into the stretch from Rocheport to Boonville or from Defiance to Augusta to Marthasville. You might want to post on the St. Louis or KC forum to get more response.

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2. Re: Katy Trail in late May

Sounds like fun. A site you might want to check out is http://www.bikekatytrail.com/planaride.asp

which lists some of the services along the trail, including shuttle services, or places to stay. Hope this helps. Saint Charles to Defiance is a nice ride, partially along the river, and I agree Rocheport would be interesting. Maybe you can see all the wind turbines there (I do not know for sure). Anyway, good luck.

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3. Re: Katy Trail in late May

Rocheport to Booneville, yes.

The start of the KATY at Clinton to Sedalia,a bit dull.

The contrasts of flat farmland to rocky riverside trail riding is clear.

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4. Re: Katy Trail in late May

Actually, I think the route from Rocheport east (not toward Booneville) is the most beautiful. Starting with a short bit on the west of town, you have the only tunnel on the trail, then you go east along the spectacular stretch with the bluffs on your left and the Missouri River on your right. This is where the cave that Lewis & Clark visited is.The feeder trail up to Columbia is also nice.

After this stretch, I think the most interesting is around Herman and east where there are more wineries.

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