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Devang Thakore from Bentonville on 9/16/2020 5:23:41 PM:
Is any part of the trail shutdown between Boonville and Jefferson City due to contruction/rain damage? I am planning to ride the route on Sep 19th. If the trail is shut, is there a detour available? Who can provide succint information on such a topic? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 9/17/2020 8:09:19 AM:
Yes, there is at least one closure with detours. Please go to the home page of this website, then scroll down. On the left you will see "Trail Conditions". That is where the user-reported closures and detours are outlined. You can also go to MO State Parks' Katy Trail page to read the advisories there. Do not let these closures keep you from riding the trail. They are a minor inconvenience when you consider the whole experience.

Devang from Bentonville on 9/21/2020 9:46:48 PM:
We did find the trail closed between Boonville and Rocheport. A bridge has been washed out due to the last year flood. We rode through the main rode as detour, but it was not safe to ride due to busy fast car traffic. We made it safe to Rocheport. Then we learned that crossing of the stream is not difficult and many had crossed it. We should have stayed on the trail. I suppose, it can be better managed at the trail. It seems the riders are using the broken trail regardless of the broken bridge.

Jerry Whittle from Belleville on 9/22/2020 12:17:11 PM:
I crossed the stream just last week. As it hasn't rained in a while, it was dry. Even if a few inched wet, the surface of the crossing is hard and should be easy to walk across. Climbing up or down the levee is a different matter. I went up it with a 60 lb tandem and need help from my wife.