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N. Jefferson

How far is the trail from the Amtrak station? My wife and I are taking the train into JC and biking to McKittrick/Herman.
posted May 27 2015 12:13PM - JT From KC, Raytown, MO

This was answered recently, but I can't find the comment. So here goes: it is not far. I just checked on my phone's gps. From the Jefferson City Amtrak station to where you get on the pedestrian/bike bridge over the Missouri River (address of house right by that entry is 114 Clay St. if you want to put it in your gps) is 1 mile, 6 minutes by bike. Then from that point to the Katy Trail State Park N. Jefferson Trailhead is 2.4 miles, 12 minutes by bike.

You will enjoy biking over the Missouri River on our wonderful pedestrian/bike (completely safe) bridge.

Have a great trip.
posted May 27 2015 7:04PM - Cathy, Jefferson City

2.4 miles in 12 minutes by bike? I WISH I could ride that fast!
posted May 28 2015 8:23AM - Donna, Shawnee, KS

12 mph....surely you can.
posted May 28 2015 9:15AM - Anonymous

You're right -- I'm obviously not a mathematician!
posted May 28 2015 12:02PM - Donna, Shawnee, KS

When I posted that I did not do the math. Which is good because I don't want people to know how slow I bike. So just use the # of miles to figure out what you will need to bike to get from the Amtrak Station to the Trailhead.

Another plus is that you will be biking around the Missouri State Capitol. If you have some time, instead of turning right on East Capitol and heading in the direction of the Capitol, you could turn left on East Capitol and bike for about a mile down one of the most historic streets in Jefferson City. You will end up by the Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) which was decommissioned as a prison in 2004. Our convention and visitors bureau (CVB) holds tours of the site. Go to their website for details. Once you past the prison, you can turn around and head back towards the Capitol, and then the pedestrian/bike path.
posted May 28 2015 8:38PM - Cathy, Jefferson City

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