Safe route into Washington from Dutzow
Anonymous on 09/24/2023 08:20 AM:
Heading West to East, if you're looking to shorten a day's ride, you might consider an overnight in Washington. A safe route from the Katy Trail is approx. 4 miles (plus any add'l miles from the MO River to your destination in WA). Take Augusta Bottom Road (ABR), which is located +/- halfway between Dutzow and Augusta. It'll be a paved road just before a little wooden inclined bridge on the trail. At the time of this writing, there is no sign indicating ABR. Heading from west to east, turn right on ABR: ~1 mile is presently paved; ~3 miles is grated very rough gravel. It is extremely rough and jarring. It'll end at Hwy 47. Cross the 47 and go left for < 1/4 mile to cross the MO River. There is a pedestrian/bike path on the right of the bridge. I stayed at Best Western Plus on 5th Street (add an add'l 2 miles). WA is hilly. IMO, it's safer to take 5th Street to the hotel--as one can always walk the bike up the hill--rather than taking routes including Hwy 100. Hwy 100 also has a considerable incline AND much more fast traffic.
Best Western Plus in Washington
Joel on 10/28/2021 06:35 PM:
Actual mileage from the trail is 6 miles from the dutzow trailhead. The shoulders are wide enough to bike.