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MO Research Park

Is anyone familiar with the part of the trail that goes past the Missouri Reseach Park, near the hwy 40 bridge and Weldon Spring? It is listed on this site's mileage chart, and the chart shows that there is parking available, but the link to the amenities does not work, and no maps online seem to show any connection from a parking lot at the Research Park to the trail. Is this a viable put-in for the Katy or do I need to go somewhere else?

posted Sep 11 2009 4:41PM - Mike, St. Louis

It''s definitely a nice access point for the Katy Trail. Sorry, I did not realize that the link from the mileage page was broken; I have fixed it.

Here''s the page with directions and additional info on the Mo Research Park Connector.

Bottom line is that it''s a scenic 3/4 mile trail down to the Katy. There was ample parking the day I was there a couple of weeks ago, but it''s not a huge lot and I can imagine it filling up on busy days. Very nice parking spot if you''re looking to get into the wooded section of trail between highway 40 and Weldon Spring/Defiance. And easy to get to from highway 40.

Happy trails!
posted Sep 11 2009 4:49PM - Ray (webmaster)

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