Spend A Weekend In Beautiful Hermann, Missouri, and enjoy the Katy Trail - TravelAwaits

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If you’re looking for a bit more adventure during your Hermann vacation, consider a bike or hike down the nearby Katy Trail. While Hermann isn’t directly on this flat gravel route that spans most of the state, it’s less than three miles away. You can easily rent a bike in Hermann, ride across the river on the bridge, and hop on the trail in McKittrick. Choose your direction and your adventure! The ride runs right through Missouri’s most scenic areas, with trailheads and towns along the way.

MoBikeFed comment: Communities along the Katy Trail, like Hermann, seem to have invested some money in promoting Katy Trail tourism this year. There have been a steady stream of articles promoting tourism in Katy Trail communities in publications around the midwest and the U.S.

Keep in mind that the Hermann area has a lot more to offer the bicycling tourist than just the Katy Trail.

For starters, the (relatively) new Bond Bridge connecting Hermann to the Katy Trail includes a bike/ped path. So you can easily and safely ride between the Katy and Hermann--a big improvement over the old bridge, which was a mere 20 feet wide and carried all Hwy 19 traffic. See https://mobikefed.org/2006/07/hermann-mo-river-bridge-to-include-bikeped...

For an interesting cross-state route just west of the Missouri River, check out MoBikeFed's new BikeMOPAC mostly-gravel route, which passes through Hermann:


You can also check out the Lewis & Clark Missouri River Adventure route (currently under development) for route ideas around Hermann and in the Missouri River valley:


Or follow the "Old Iron Road" from Hermann to Owensville (on the Rock Island Trail):


You can see some gravel road opportunities in the Hermann area here: