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Does anyone know a good route from St. Charles to Machens? Naturally, it will have to follow roads, since that section of the trail is incomplete. Is it possible to ride the trail from St. Charles to Machens, and just take back roads around those sections of trail currently under construction, or is that whole section closed? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot.
posted Jul 15 2005 11:46AM - Uncle Pio, Liberty, MO

The only section that I am aware of that is open, is from Machens and a 2 mile jaunt west to Ell Rd. From Ell Rd. it is closed. You can drive from St Charles, via Hwy 94 (east) about 15 miles, to Machens. Machens will be about one mile past the Hwy H intersection at Portage Des Sioux. There isnt anything there at Machens, and the last time I was there the Burlington RR had a gate closed, so you couldnt get to the Trail head. You can walk around it.
posted Jul 28 2005 10:55AM - Don Lewis, St Peters Mo

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