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Just finished an end to end ride on the Katy Trail - what an adventure! A word about staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Boonville. It really is just 1/4 mile off the trail as advertised, but you must know where to exit the trail. We ended up in a bad spot because no one we called could tell us where to leave the trail and it was getting dark. There is a split 2.7 miles west of the trailhead that has a trail sign with very general information. I believe it said Community Services at the top and listed call for help numbers and such. The branch off looks unassuming and isn't marked. That is where you exit the trail. You will pass through a warehouse area and on up to Industrial drive. Up the hill past the truck stop and at the top of the hill you can see the hotels and an Arby's to your right. This would have saved us an hour and a half in the dark and in seedy areas of town had we known (park ranger directed us on to main trailhead), so hoping it helps someone else.
Much thanks to the kind city police officer that drove us the rest of the way in his SUV and showed us where the correct exit was.
posted Sep 24 2013 9:56AM - Diane, NWA

I am planning a one-way ride next summer (2014) with my family. Have you heard of a car shuttling service so we can have our car at the end of the ride and not have to backtrack?
posted Sep 25 2013 5:36PM - Ben Skinker, Allentown, PA

Click on the Trip Planner above and select "Shuttle". This will give you a list of shuttle operators to call.
posted Sep 25 2013 7:27PM - MidSouth, Rogersville, MO

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