During the summer of 1998, I rode the 185-mile (at that time) trail in several stages. Since then, I have re-ridden different sections during other
seasons (it is amazing how different the trail becomes in winter), including the newer section between Clinton and Sedalia.
The bike you see in a couple of the pictures is a light-red Lotus 12-speed, with around 30,000 miles on it--it was retired in the spring of 1999--newer pictures show a dark-blue Trek 520 accompanying me. If you would like to share a Katy photo, drop me a line--I'd be happy to include
it--feel free to take these pictures and use them--if you'd like higher-res
versions, let me know.
Personally, words cannot express the experience of riding along this trail----I go back again and again, and find inner joy. For more information about the Katy Trail, visit the
Bike Katy Trail site. The links below will allow you to see four different sections of the trail, corresponding to the regions depicted in park brochures--each
gallery also contains pictures representative of the area.
covers mileposts 264-191, between Clinton and Boonville.
Gallery #2 covers
mileposts 191-143, between Boonville and Jefferson City.
Gallery #3 covers
mileposts 143-77, between Jefferson City and Marthasville.
Gallery #4 covers
mileposts 77-26, between Marthasville and St. Charles.
If you experience difficulty with the image maps, the list below contains all Katy Trail pictures posted so far:
MKT-206 caboose at Clinton
Bison farm outside Clinton
One lane bridge
My bike, after 33 mile trip
The road ahead, near Sedalia
350 year old bur oak
Bur oak, afar
Trail damage from flooding
Missouri River scene
Uphill view into a draw
Calloway Co. reactor
Amtrak passes by
1896 Katy Depot