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FLOOD CLOSURES: Some sections of the Katy Trail east of Boonville are closed due to flooding. Check MO State Parks website, Trail Conditions Report from trail users, and Katy Trail Forum discussions for the latest details.

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Taitor from North Carolina on 10/9/2019 2:04:40 PM:
I’ve decided to run the entire Katy Trail from east to west starting October 27 2019. I will actually start from Alton and run to Machens from there. The question is how is: are there gonna be any really bad spots that may not be actually listed or unlisted as closed? Any local knowledge would be great! Thanks and can’t wait to see some of you out on the trail! Shooting for about 50 miles per day.

Brian L. from Austin,Texas on 10/10/2019 9:32:12 AM:
Check the “Flooding and Trail Closures” section at the top of the home page - there will be some helpful info on those links, hopefully. I assume you are typically able to run 50 miles/day? If so, that seems pretty ambitious, considering the spotty trail conditions and reduced daylight hours at the end of October. In any case, good luck & have fun!

Taitor from North Carolina on 10/10/2019 10:55:53 AM:
The mileage shouldn’t be a problem because I will be running at least 12-14 hours per day/night. I guess I’m more worried about Alton to St Charles and if hwy 94 to st Charles is flooded also.

Jerry Whittle from Belleville Illinois on 10/11/2019 8:12:15 AM:
Hwy 94 isn't flooded any longer. However Machens to St. Charles on the Katy could be a problem especially around MM 35. There are ways to bypass that part of the trail. I don't know exactly when, but they do turn off the water at most trailheads later in the year.

Doug from Bluffton on 10/11/2019 9:33:54 AM:
Are you aware that the trail is closed from sunset to sunrise?

Michael from Camdenton, Mo on 10/11/2019 1:19:48 PM:
They shutdown everything November 1st.

Doug from Bluffton on 10/11/2019 1:55:43 PM:
The water gets shut off then but the trail and outhouses are still open during daylight hours

Taitor from North Carolina on 10/17/2019 11:10:01 AM:
Yes I am aware that the park is not open during nighttime. I will start at first light and run til dark every day. Thanks for all the info!