The Katy Trail stretches for 237 miles across the most picturesque landscapes for a bike tour in Missouri. Built on the former railroad corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad, the Katy Trail is the longest of the rails-to-trails routes. The trail derives its name from the MKT, which was widely known as the “KATY,” from its “K-T” stock exchange symbols.
Scenic, car-free and flat, the Katy Trail is a popular cycling destination. Most of the trail meanders along the Missouri River, with its beautiful flowing waters and towering bluffs. The remainder of the trail traverses through agricultural fields and small Americana towns.
Designated as part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic trail, the Katy Trail offers history buffs a window into the rich history of the explorers, which you can enjoy as you cycle along the trail. Wine lovers will appreciate that the trail passes through Missouri wine country. Others will appreciate that nothing compares to the simple pleasure of pedaling a bicycle along an idyllic trail.