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Safe passage from Ofallon to Katy Trail?

I live near Hwy K & N, and was curious if there was a preferred route from Ofallon to Katy Trail by bicycle. My main concern is the route south of Hwy 94. Pittman and Kisker are my closest roads, but probably not the safest. I would love to be able to reach Katy trail without a partial drive.

Thanks in advance,

posted May 22 2008 7:49PM - Jason, Ofallon, MO

Closest trail heads are Greens Bottom and Weldon. There isn't much of a shoulder on 94
south of 40--it is a windy road with lots of blind spots. You could probably get to Greens
Bottom by taking O'Fallon road to 94 to Pittman Hill Road. However, we just drive to the
Weldon Spring trail head. On weekends, we park at the Page Bridge and ride to St. Charles.
posted Jun 20 2008 7:55PM - cunninghamair, O''Fallon, MO

This isn't a route without a drive, but it's not too bad.

Go to the 94 & D intersection near Francis Howell HS. Park in the cemetery lot near the west end. Ride through that gate and you're on the Hamburg Trail. Follow it and make sure you take a left after you go under 94. From there it will take you to the KATY at a point between the Weldon Spring trailhead and Defiance. You can east or west from there.

It's about 5 miles from the parking lot to the KATY. Mostly downhill outbound. If you ride west out to Klondike park, climb up into the park and return to the cemetery, it's roughly 26 miles round trip.

Have fun
posted Jun 20 2008 10:42PM - Ken, St. Charles

Thanks Ken! We were just trying to figure out where to pick up the Hamburg Trail.
posted Jun 21 2008 4:41PM - cunninghamair, O''''Fallon, MO

I live in O'Fallon at Bryon Rd & I70...to get to the Katy Trail So...I ride on the shoulder of Hwy K till it dead ends on the service road...left to 94...then right to the Hamburg Trail at the Cemetery. The shoulder on So. 94 is under construction at the present time. It looks like they may be paving it!!!
posted Jun 22 2008 1:15AM - Roxann, O'Fallon MO

Tags: St Charles, Defiance, Weldon Spring, Weldon Spring Trailhead, Page Bridge parking lot, Klondike Park, Parking, Other Trails Modify Tags

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