Missouri's Katy Trail is one of 10 of the Best Long Rail Trails in the US | Bicycling

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Katy Trail State Park

Location: Machens to Clinton, Missouri
Length: 237.7 miles

Why it’s great: The crushed limestone Katy trail is one of the longest rail trails in the country, and runs nearly across the entire midsection of Missouri. It’s not only steeped in history—over half of its length follows Lewis and Clark’s path along the Missouri River—but it’s also a great place to explore Missouri wine country, with wineries easy to access from the trail.

MoBikeFed comment: With the addition of the new Rock Island section, Katy Trail State Park actually has 287.5 miles of connected trail--plus additional options along the way, like the MKT Trail and some developing connections on the St. Louis side, like the Chesterfield Monarch Levee Trail and an extensive network of trails around Creve Coeur Lake.