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Lewis & Clark Historical Marker

Point of Interest
Weldon Spring / Weldon Spring MO
Mile marker 54.3



Lewis & Clark Historical Marker is located on the Katy Trail, in Weldon Spring MO

Directions: On the trail, 1.8 miles east (toward St Charles) of the Weldon Spring trailhead, just after crossing a small wooden bridge.
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Oct 6 - Trail was closed just east of I-64
T Milligan on 10/06/2020 08:37 PM:
Trail was closed today - Oct 4 - just east of I-64. No passage eastbound or westbound due to crews downing and clearing large trees. Might also apply tomorrow (and beyond?)

No obvious way around.

 
T Milligan on 10/07/2020 07:23 AM:
I was eastbound, closure was between mile marker 50 and 49, closer to 50.

Backtracked and left the Katy trail at the Busch Greenway trail for pickup at the Busch Greenway trailhead.

 
Pat from Greencastle, IN on 10/08/2020 08:10 PM:
Hello,
Concerning the closure mentioned in this post....we will start riding the Sedalia to St Charles route over 4 days starting this Saturday. This means we will hit this MM50(ish) of the trail about 10 miles before we finish our ride in St. Charles on Tuesday. Any further updates on whether this section is still closed or being worked on? Doesn't appear there is a way around per the rider that wrote this update. Just wondering if anyone has ridden it in the last few days and what the latest status is?

Also, will be negotiating the Salt Creek bridge out section our first day of riding on Saturday this weekend. Assume we can just go around the closure (is this a gate across the trail?), and see if the creek is passable and dry? Thanks for any updates!!

 
Mark from Lee's Summit on 10/08/2020 10:50 PM:
The Department of Natural Resources staff usually only have to completely block the Katy Trail during tree trimming operations when they are cutting down really big, leaning trees that could crush someone biking past. There is no way to know for sure, but there have been very few posts in the past week about major tree clearing closures so you should be alright.
As far as the Salt Creek bridge washout, it has been dry in the area for over a week and the weather forecast is good, so you probably won't even get wet crossing the concrete low water crossing on Saturday. If you want to see this area beforehand, just go to Google Maps and type in Davisdale, Missouri for the destination. Change to satellite mode and you will see the narrow footbridge that you take from the eastbound direction of the Katy Trail to the Davisdale parking lot, across Hwy. 40, and along the Conservation Road to the concrete low water crossing (it is shown in light gray on the satellite Google Map).

 
BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 10/09/2020 10:48 AM:
Salt Creek was passable, and should be if there is no rain over the weekend.

As far as the tree trimming, I just waited 10 minutes yesterday (as did other riders coming the other way) until they allowed us to pass. It's dangerous work, so please be respectful. Where they have already trimmed (Weldon Springs eastward), the trail is very rough because the skid steer has churned up the gravel. Expect to have to go slower for those few miles.

 
BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 10/09/2020 10:48 AM:
Salt Creek was passable, and should be if there is no rain over the weekend.

As far as the tree trimming, I just waited 10 minutes yesterday (as did other riders coming the other way) until they allowed us to pass. It's dangerous work, so please be respectful. Where they have already trimmed (Weldon Springs eastward), the trail is very rough because the skid steer has churned up the gravel. Expect to have to go slower for those few miles.