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Mike from Columbia, MO on 6/21/2019 8:37:26 PM:
Forgive me if this is repeated. I tried to post two hours ago, but it has not shown up. I want to ride the whole trail this summer, and have planned for next week. But, I can't find a complete report on trail conditions and do not want to start out to ride it with my wife next week without knowing if it is even possible. Is the entirety of the trail passable? If not how about from McBaine in either direction (east or west) so we could do at least half of it. We could start here in Columbia in the middle and do at least half of it, or at either end. Any information would be appreciated.

 
Avatar from St. Louis on 6/22/2019 7:34:11 AM:
Here's a link where you can find trail conditions. https://mostateparks.com/park/katy-trail-state-park

 
Jim from St. Thomas on 6/22/2019 10:16:31 AM:
While the link above is the official site for trail closings, it is frequently out of date. Reports from folks actually riding the trail are always better if you can get them.

 
BikerBoy from Mryville, IL on 6/22/2019 1:28:27 PM:
No, it is not currently possible to ride the whole trail. Not even close. Water is still covering the trail in a lot of places. It may be months before the whole trail is restored. With the seemingly daily storms, I am starting to lose hope for an end-to-end ride this year.

 
Mike from Cllumbia on 6/22/2019 10:52:49 PM:
I started this post. As one person mentioned the official link for the state is always out of date. So let's get specific. What areas exactly do we know that are closed or open? First hand. Columbia to Rochport was open. Last Thirsday. I rode it and then a mile past McBain was open.

 
Maja from St. Louis area on 6/23/2019 3:11:06 PM:
Yesterday we rode from Augusta to Dutzow and back. Except for a very short, safe, easy detour around a bridge that is out, the trail was in nice shape and open. We also rode a short bit today from Augusta to where the trail in closed near Klondike Park. There is a detour around this section that goes through Klondike Park, we just chose not to do that today because rain was moving in and breakfast was waiting. I encourage anyone who is planning to ride long distances to check the latest closures on the Missouri State Parks website. And then call the Bike Stop Cafe in St. Charles to schedule a shuttle where you need it. Tony is awesome and will work with you to help you succeed. Also, everyone keep getting out there as much as you can and support the local businesses. They are really being affected by the decrease in bicycle riders on the Katy and need your support. We had great meals at the Augusta Brew House and Mount Pleasant Winery in Auguata as well as Good News Brewing in Defiance!