Besides the trailhead, there is nothing *at* the trailhead in McKittrick, and nothing visible,
either, so it's not obvious how to get to any of the services that are listed. To get to the
Loutre Grocery, follow the gravel road over south to 94, then turn right for about a mile
almost to 19. From there you can cut through the parking lot for the Amoco to get to the
We didn't realize McKittrick was on the north side of the trail, otherwise we would have tried
posted Jun 18 2007 12:51PM
- cleeland, St. Louis
Just on the east side of the Katy/Highway 19 overpass, there is a short path up to the highway....then a nice coast down the hill to Loutre's Market. Much simpler than finding the gravel road east of the trailhead and riding the gravel.
posted Jun 18 2007 9:18PM
- Trek Biker, St. Joseph, MO
there will be soon! The Merck was just behind you but is opening weekends July 13. Water,food and lodging
posted Jun 29 2012 4:42PM
- rich lauer, mckittrick
Trek are you overheated? WEST side of the overpass for the spur trail. I know you know which side it's on!
posted Jun 29 2012 4:54PM
- Doug, Rendleman
Yes, Loutre Market is VERY EASY to get to from McKittrick, in fact you can easily see the building from the trailhead. I agree the trail is not marked well enough though.
Loutre Market is great, I went in there once with no money and thirsty from the trail and they let me have a bottled water. Of course I repaid them later. Good ol country market.
posted Jun 29 2012 5:55PM
- Hank, New Haven, MO