Katy Trail State Park

Katy Trail State Park

Voted #2 Best Recreational Trail  by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards


Welcome to Katy Trail State Park, the longest developed rail-trail in the country. Katy Trail State Park attracts people of all ages and interests. Whether you are a bicyclist, walker, equestrian, nature lover or history buff, the trail offers opportunities for recreation, a place to enjoy nature and an avenue to discover the past.

240 Miles of Scenic Views

The park, built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT or Katy), is 240 miles long and runs between Clinton and Machens with 26 trailheads and four fully restored railroad depots along the way. Trail users have the opportunity to wind through some of the most scenic areas of the state with the majority of the trail closely following the Missouri River. The park also takes users through a slice of rural history as it meanders through the small towns that once thrived along the railroad corridor and reflect the rich heritage of Missouri. Information at the trailheads makes a ride or walk on the Katy not only a healthy adventure, but also an educational one.

Getting Here

Spanning 240 miles with 26 trailheads, the Katy Trail State Park has many ways to access this…


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Things to Do

We offer no shortage of things to do upon your arrival. Historic landmarks, vibrant art and dinner theatres…

Food & Drink

Experience unforgettable dining in Jefferson City. Sidewalk cafes with mouthwatering dishes present a taste of the…