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We are wanting to visit the Katy trail for the first time. Bringing our kids for a 3-4 day weekend and wanting to do about 100 miles. Have to keep the cost down, so we will be camping.Suggestions on which stretch of trail to do? Recommendations for newbies?
posted Apr 4 2012 9:22PM - Anonymous, Lebanon MO

Although you have many other options the two I suggest would be to come up thru Jefferson city and come east to Bluffton and camp at Steamboat Junction for two nights, riding into Hermann one day and west along the river another day; then moving east to Klondike park and camping and riding that area. You could also camp at New Franklin and spend several days riding that area. Either of these choices would offer stores for supplies and towns to visit. If you would like more detailed information you can call me at The Rendleman Home and I'll be glad to offer help. Doug
posted Apr 5 2012 9:47AM - Doug, Bluffton

The city park in Hermann has camping and also a nice pool. Not sure what month you are planning to take your trip, but the kids might enjoy the pool after a ride on the Katy Trail. Hermann is just across the river from McKittrick and has a nice bike / pedestrian lane on the bridge. There is a grocery store right there at the bridge where you could buy provisions. Riding either direction on the trail from McKittrick would be a fun and interesting ride. Have Fun!
posted Apr 5 2012 10:04AM - Lisa, Belton, MO

Thanks. I'm sure once we do it for the first time, it will all make more sense. We don't live close enough to 'scout out' where all these places are and whT is available there. We are just going to jump right in and do it and have fun. We will know more for the next time, and meanwhile, thanks for the advice.
posted Apr 13 2012 8:43PM - Anonymous, Lebanon MO

One of the most popular sections is around Rocheport, especially going east. Both Katfish Katy's and the campground at Franklin are options in that area.
posted Apr 17 2012 6:53PM - eht, Columbia, MO

Suggest you make a recon of the trail/area before bringing children with you.
posted Apr 18 2012 6:40AM - andyM, Osage Beach, Mo.

I just finished going east to west, then back over a 7 day period. The area between Sedalia and St Charles was nice. How far are you going in a day? Knowing that will help.
posted May 2 2012 8:41PM - Sean Goode, Currently Mascutah Ill

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