Katy Trail Home  The Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail Rock Island Trail Home

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.

Rider-reported trail conditions on the Katy Trail

Recent trail conditions, as reported by your fellow riders and trail users.
BikeKatyTrail provides this web page only as a service to trail users. We make no representation as to the actual condition of the trail or the accuracy of this information. Data is reported by individuals who are not associated with this website or the state of Missouri. Please check the Missouri State Parks official Park Advisories web page. Please obey any trail closures or detours.
Show conditions between:
Towns
Starting town:
Ending town:
 
OR
Mile Markers
Starting MM:
Ending MM:
Direction:
Rider-reported Trail Conditions
 
Town(s)
Mile Marker(s)
Observed
Issues
Boonville - Clinton
191.8 - 264.6
07/27/2019
Excellent condition, no issues
Windsor
248
08/19/2019
Tree/limb complete blockage

Tree fell over trail. I had to climb the tree
- MRC
240
08/03/2019
Trail soft or muddy

Between 239 and 241 there is loose deep gravel. The trail needs to be groomed between Medford and Chilhowee. Thank for all you do, we love the trail.
- JS
240
08/03/2019
Trail soft or muddy

Between 239 and 241 there is loose deep gravel. The trail needs to be groomed between Medford and Chilhowee. Thank for all you do, we love the trail.
- JS
Green Ridge
241 - 239
08/19/2019
Poor condition or some passable blockage
Tree/limb complete blockage

Two dozen or so tree blockages, half dozen of them major. Trees up to 18-inch diameter. At least 3 trees barely passable by lifting your bike 2-3 feet over the downed trees. Took us an hour to go the 2 miles mm 241 to 239.
- Paul
Green Ridge
241 - 239
08/19/2019
Poor condition or some passable blockage
Tree/limb complete blockage

Two dozen or so tree blockages, half dozen of them major. Trees up to 18-inch diameter. At least 3 trees barely passable by lifting your bike 2-3 feet over the downed trees. Took us an hour to go the 2 miles mm 241 to 239.
- Paul
Boonville
191.8
08/09/2019
Trail washed out - complete

Detour: Yes
Starting the 8/8/19 rode from Clinton to Sedalia and then on to Rocheport on the 9th. The park trail closure detour just east of Boonville is easy to ride with a nice wide shoulder along highway 40 but then the gravel county road #345 is pretty easy to miss. Look for a series of red placard shaped signs on the left. There is a horseshoe shaped turn out and 345 hit the horseshoe in the middle. The sign isn't visible from 40. If the shoulder on 40 narrows you have gone too far. Once you find 345 it is easy to follow back to the trail.
- Big B
New Franklin - Boonville
188 - 191.8
07/13/2019
Poor condition or some passable blockage
Trail under water

Highway 40 detour New Franklin
- Sharonbikes
Rocheport - New Franklin
178.3 - 188
07/13/2019
Impassible
Trail under water


- Sharonbikes
McBaine - Rocheport
169.5 - 178.3
07/13/2019
Mostly good condition

- DRick
Rocheport
178.3
07/26/2019
Bridge out

Detour: Yes
Bridge out at Salt Creek west of Rocheport, but is approx. 4 mile Hwy 40 detour to Davisdale. Here is state park link for all closures with their recommended detours. THis is updated every few days:https://mostateparks.com/advisory/80026/current-trail-closures-and-alerts-katy-trail-state-park?fbclid=IwAR2qGljllWxczBLlIaZ2r_0QWepRvWjwADfiLnwNUf3JB_pcMM1KZAsGvMo
Rocheport
178.3
08/09/2019
Bridge out

Detour: Yes
The trail from Clinton to Rocheport is in good shape except for the closure east of Booneville and just west of Rocheport. The park suggested detour coming into Rocheport is a bit harrowing for non rode bikers as highway 40 has only a 0-12 inch shoulder for the 2.6 miles required to get to 240. Don't be fooled by the alt 240 signs. Stay on the highway until the bottom of the hill where you reach 240 and turn right into Rocheport.
- Big B
Rocheport
176 - 176
07/29/2019
Trail soft or muddy

on the east bound side, about a mile from the I-70 bridge, there is a significant tire track that is mostly filled with loose gravel. the first time I hit it about 3 weeks ago I almost went down there
- David Diamond
McBaine
169.8
07/14/2019
Trail washed out - partial

Detour: Yes
The MKT is open with one detour. Right after the Perche Creek Bridge on the MKT, you will need to detour to a one lane gravel around the first water treatment pond and then get back on the MKT. It is possible to ride the section of the MKT that the detour bypasses, but the trail was covered for weeks and ther was a lot of silt deposited
- DRick
164 - 169.5
07/14/2019
Mostly good condition
Trail seems mostly unaffected; some sections toward Easley appear to have been damaged and already repaired
- DRick
McBaine
169.5
08/03/2019
MKT from jct Katy to Perched Creek bridge fully open: bladed and packed.
- Gamagrass
McBaine
170.5 - 169
07/29/2019
Trail washed out - partial

on west bound side between McBaine and the Big Oak Tree road there is an unexpected, small wash-out. It is about half way to the Big Oak Tree road and McBaine. I thought it was pinch-flat worthy the first time I hit it.
- David Diamond
Providence
165.5
07/30/2019
Providence to Rocheport is in excellent condition.
- Uncle E
Providence
165.5
07/30/2019
Providence to Easley has rough areas covered with dry (if it doesn't rain) hard-packed, bumpy mud
- Uncle E
162.5 - 164
07/14/2019
Poor condition or some passable blockage
Trail soft or muddy

Between Easley and Little Bonne Femme Creek Bridge (boathenge): Trail surface turns to a scraped dried mud surface with a couple of short stretches of 4-6 inches of sand along the section in front of Coopers Landing. The final mile south to Easley had for a time been used as a replacement for the county road along the trail side. Most of it had patches of road gravel but was very bumpy with constant potholes and a short section with sand about 4-6 inches deep. Upon reaching Easley the trail surface is partially scraped dried mud, very rutted
- DRick
Easley
162.5
08/10/2019
The trail east of Coopers Landing is still officially closed although two different contacts said they knew people that have ridden through to Hartsburg although it was reported to be tough going. We used Red Wheel Bike Shop to shuttle around from Coopers Landing to Hartsburg and they were great. On time, friendly and knowledgable about the trail. A special shout out to the people at Merrieweather's Café in Rocheport. They spent 15 minutes contacting the park to ask for updates and helping arrange the shuttle. Above and beyond.
- Big B
Jefferson City
143.2
07/15/2019
Trail under water

The pedestrian/bike access over the bridge into Jeff City is under water and doesn’t look like it will be accessible for quite some time. I was lucky that someone at the trailhead offered me a ride into the city because none of the taxi companies would take a bike and I couldn’t find a hotel shuttle who would pick me up.
- Recent Rider
Jefferson City
143
08/02/2019
Received an email from Jeff City that the connection between the KATY and the pedestrian bridge is now open.
- WMDC
137
08/14/2019
Trail washed out - complete

Crews were working on repairing the washout east of Wainwright and looks like it will soon be back in good shape.
- Gary Near Tebbetts
Wainwright
137
07/15/2019
Trail washed out - complete

Detour: Yes
There’s one washout near Wainright at MM 137, but you can just walk around it.
- Recent Rider
Tebbetts
131.2
08/04/2019
Detour: Yes
The trail has a barricade and is closed on the west edge of Tebbetts - as I drove down 94 to Jeff City it looked like some of the Trail was completely gone/washed out, but most of it was in decent shape. Easy enough to pop off onto 94 to ride around the closures - watch out for traffic and the shoulder is very narrow and traffic is 60 mph speed limit. Tebbetts to Mokane is clear and in good shape to ride.
- sharonbikes
Portland
115.9
07/15/2019
Trail washed out - complete

The trail is closed at two points just west of the Portland trailhead, no detours posted. At the first closure I hopped on 94, which runs nearby. Giant hills, but a pretty view from the top. The second closure is at a section where 94 is also closed and, according to a couple in an SUV, the water gets to be knee high on the highway. I didn’t see that water. I rode, going west, past the barricade on 94 on dry road until gravel road 464. If you follow 464 for a 1/2 mile or so it intersects with the Katy and it’s open all the way to Jeff City from there.
- Recent Rider
Mokane - Portland
125 - 115.9
07/15/2019
Moderate condition
The trail is rideable but really rough between Portland and Mokane.
- Recent Rider
Portland
115.9
08/10/2019
Trail washed out - complete

Detour: Yes
Just west of Portland you come to another closure. The previously described non park approved detour works well. You can squeeze through the closure fence on the west side and ride to the rock slide where it might be tempting to try to lift over but we decided to ride back to the gravel road and take it to highway 94 and ride for about a mile over the Logan Creek bridge and then an immediate left down a gravel road to the trail. We rode back toward the rock slide to discover the trail was very well sealed off at a bridge. IF we had lifted over the rock slide we would have had to turn around and lift our way out...….
- Big B
Marthasville - McKittrick
77.7 - 100.8
07/14/2019
Mostly good condition
Detour: Yes
This section of the trail is dry, debris has been removed and the surface is what you would typically find. There is a small detour of approximately 300 feet by Case (mm97) that is easily bypassed by taking the road just to the north of the trail.
- WDMC
Dutzow - McKittrick
74 - 100.8
08/10/2019
Mostly good condition
Trail in quite good shape through this section. A few bumpy areas, a few soft gravel sections, but for the most part no worries!
- Hank
Mokane - McKittrick
125 - 100
07/28/2019
Moderate condition
Tree/limb complete blockage

Detour: Yes
Trail is closed a mile or so west of Portland (around mile marker 117) - just after you go under the 94 bridge that goes over Logan Creek. We road up the gravel road that takes you up to the bridge and rode on 94 for about a mile (after you cross the bridge, there's a short section of the road that is down to one lane due to flooding - be careful - it's on a curve and in a blind spot); after about a mile on 94, turned onto a rock road (Schmid Way on Maps - can't recall if there was a sign there) - this took us back to the Katy Trail past the closure. The ride was rough in spots between Portland and Mokane - big rocks, bumps, deep gravel.
- Becky STL
Case
96.9
07/13/2019
Bridge out

Detour: Yes
Another washed out bridge at Case, no detour, but you can hop off your bike and detour around the bridge on a side road. It does say "trail closed" but it is very manageable.
- McD
Portland - Treloar
115.9 - 84.4
07/06/2019
Excellent condition, no issues
Trail is open from Treloar to Portland.
- Kerri
McKittrick - Treloar
100 - 84
07/27/2019
Mostly good condition
Tree/limb partial blockage
Trail washed out - partial

Branch over path at mile marker 96 - easy to get over; trail on either side of bridge at mile marker 97 is washed out a little bit - a few inches gap between the trail and the bridge - easy to lift bikes and step over
- Becky STL
Augusta
66.4
07/13/2019
Bridge out

Detour: Yes
1 detour around a washed out bridge west of Augusta
- McD
McKittrick - Weldon Spring
100.8 - 56
07/13/2019
Mostly good condition
Chesterfield levee entry point (Boone Bridge) to Hermann- no flooding.
- McD
Case - Weldon Spring
96.9 - 56
07/08/2019
Mostly good condition

- MM
46
07/27/2019
Trail soft or muddy

There's a lot of loose gravel from the Greens Bottom trailhead for 3/4 of a mile west.
- Avatar (from Forum)
Augusta - St Charles
66.4 - 39.5
08/10/2019
Mostly good condition
Overall the trail was in great condition. It was dry. There is the marked detour through Klondike park. At around Greens Bottom trail head there is a significant amount of loose gravel (from repairs?). On the return trip we choose to ride on the road.
- RJ
Weldon Spring - St Charles
56 - 39.5
07/07/2019
Excellent condition, no issues
The trail is open to St.Charles from 40.
- Avatar
34
08/13/2019
Trail soft or muddy

The trail between mile markers 34 and 35 is a muddy mess as it passes within feet of the Missouri River. A week earlier and I wouldn't have been able to make it through without losing my shoes. The trail has been under water for months. Still today, it was not rideable and a 200-yard section reduced us to slogging and pushing our bikes with gear. We had to keep moving to avoid sinking.
- Pat
27.5
08/11/2019
Trail washed out - complete

Less than half a mile from the trailhead at Machens, a small section of the trail is completely gone with water filling the 15 yard gap. Luckily, a farm field was passable for a detour since no crops have been planted this year.
- Pat
Machens
26.9
08/12/2019
Trail washed out - complete

We wanted to ride as much of the trail as we could so when we rode through St Charles to the closure at mile marker 35. We turned around, loaded our bikes and drove to Black Walnut. From here we were able to ride to mile marker 34 and the trail was in great shape. We turned around and road through Black Walnut towards Machen. The trail is rough in spots but open until you get about a half mile or so from the end. Wow, the entire levy is missing for a good 20 or more feet and there is more damage farther up. So close but yet so far...
- Big B
St Charles - Machens
39.5 - 26.9
07/04/2019
Impassible
Trail washed out - complete
Trail under water

St. Charles to Machens is a no-go. There is water over the trail and lots of washouts.
- BikerBoy
Machens
26.9
07/21/2019
Trail washed out - complete

Drove over to Machens yesterday. Hwy 94 is barely clear of water now; they just need to remove the barricades. The Machens trailhead is in sad shape. Weeds (including puncture vines) and branches down. I guess there is no reason to clean it up until you can actually ride from Machens. Most of the houses along MO-94 have drywall, mattresses and other debris on their driveways -- the things they could not move in time. Looks like the water was about 8' deep there. Machens is still no-go.
- BikerBoy
About the map: This map has several shortcomings, but hopefully it will still be helpful in visualizing the locations of the trail conditions.
  • In general, pin colors indicate good conditions (green), bad conditions (red), or moderate conditions (yellow).
  • Hover over a pin for location; click a pin for details.
  • When a trail condition covers a section, rather than a single location, numbered pins will appear at the start and end of that section. I realize it would be ideal to color sections of the trail rather than use pins for sections, but I don't have the resources for that right now.
  • Not all pins appear, because some are directly on top of others, For example, if several reported sections start or end on Boonville, only one of those Boonville pins will be visible because it exactly covers the other Boonville pins.

Future enhancements:
  • Add Rock Island Trail
  • Add map
  • Setting for ability to filter by date
  • Ability to flag conditions that are no longer accurate