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Ryan from St. Peters on 3/7/2006 9:34:05 PM:
I have not rode the KATY yet, but am planning a trip. I was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere along the trail that you can access the river and maybe drop a line in for a nice hour break. I am also looking for suggestions on a good 2 day ride for a novice rider while still being pretty scenic (i am in good shape, its just been a while since i've been on the bike). Thanks for any comments.

frank from festus, mo on 3/7/2006 10:54:34 PM:
ryan, you actually cross the river at boonville on the katy. don't know if fishing is allowed any where around that area or not. between rocheport and hartsburg is some river accesses, also at coopers landing which is between mcbaine and hartsburg. there is also river access at klondike which is just east of augusta a mile or so. better check with the state park system bouts fishing along the trail. depending on how far you want to go, i think rocheport east is the prettiest ride. since your from st. peters, get on at st. charles or even at defiance and just start ridin. the entire trail is gorgeous. any which way you chose, happy bikin.

Ken K from St. Charles on 3/8/2006 5:09:06 AM:
At the Weldon Spring trailhead, you can ride down a gravel road that takes you to the boat ramp at the Weldon Spring access. I've seen people fishing from the bank there before.

Also, there's pretty easy access to the river where the trail passes under the Boone Bridge.

Between McBaine & Hartsburg, there are a couple of spots where you could get easy access to the bank for fishing. At these points the trail is right along the river.

guest on 3/9/2006 8:25:26 AM:
Just north/east of the Weldon Spring area, underneath the Hwy 40/64 bridge is a great spot for fishing. It's just off the trail. There is a 'pool' area that seems very active with fish.